According to a recent study, researchers are showing that diet soda has strong correlations to weight gain and other related health problems. The study was conducted out of the University of Texas Science Center, and they tracked 474 people ranging in age from 65 to 74, for about 10 years. The results showed that those work drank diet sodas in the study had a 70 percent larger waistline than those who did not drink diet sodas. And weight gain can lead to many other more serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
Some critics of the study suggest that the people that were tracked might of already had weight problems and the diet sodas was not the source of their problem. Over the last 10 years, soda consumption has increased from 25 to 30 percent, and many say those figures will continue to rise. The only problem is that most consumers still do not know the affects of drinking too much diet soda and what that might do to weight gain.