Aspartame may interfere with an important enzyme responsible for breaking down fat.
Industry-sponsored studies create the feeling that soda's harmful effects are controversial, when in fact, pretty much all experts in the field and independent researchers claim otherwise.
Water beats diet soda for weight loss, and in other news the sky is blue.
Interestingly, there was no link between sugary drinks and babies' weight.
Without knowing it, I had increased my body's reliance on aspartame and caffeine -- two foreign chemicals that did nothing to improve my health. As a result, I decided to ignore all of my beverage preferences and drink only water for a week to see how it affected my body.
But that doesn't make it a healthy choice.
Put down the diet cola.
Diet soda and french fries are a match made in heaven, apparently.
There is much we still don't understand about how artificial sweeteners may affect humans, but a growing body of research suggests turning to diet soda to feed a sugar craving may not be a good bet. A smart approach is to reduce consumption of sugar, fake or real.