A new study by UNC researchers sheds light on the effects of zero-calorie beverages on people’s health.
Though it is still uncertain if diet sodas are definitively good or bad for people’s health, the UNC study found that people who consumed diet beverages tended to be less healthy than people who did not consume them.
Kiyah Duffey, research assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, authored it.
She said it is important for people to focus on their overall dietary habits before deciding to switch to or add diet sodas to their consumption habits.
The findings appear in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.