Many people drink diet sodas as part their diet. They believe these drinks are healthier than fizzy drinks. However, according to a new study, "diet" versions sugary drinks can be as bad our heart as fizzy drinks that are loaded sugar. The researchers who conducted the study said people should avoid diet sodas and other artificially sweetened beverages if they want to look their health. They said the artificial sweeteners diet drinks are not healthy. Dr Guy Mintz, a heart specialist, said: "The belief that artificial sweeteners are a safe substitute sugar is fake news." He added: "Artificial sweeteners have been associated weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes."
The research is published the Journal the American College Cardiology. Researchers looked health data from over 100,000 people in France. Participants the study recorded their diet, activity level, and health status every six months. The researchers said: "Higher intakes ...artificially sweetened beverages were associated a higher risk cardiovascular disease, suggesting that artificially sweetened beverages might not be a healthy substitute sugary drinks." They added: "Water, water, and more water should be the beverage choice. Given childhood obesity, no sweetened or artificially sweetened beverage should be a staple children's diets."