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Diet drinks no healthier than sugary sodas, study suggests – Yahoo News Australia

Regularly consuming either is linked to an early death.

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Sugar-free alternatives are no healthier than traditional sodas, research suggests. (Stock, Getty Images)
Many of us opt for diet drinks, believing zero-calorie sodas are healthier than their sugary alternatives.
It may not be quite so simple, however.
Research into artificial sweeteners like aspartame, often a key ingredient in diet pop, has thrown up mixed results. Soda fanatics may benefit from switching to a calorie-free alternative, however, animal studies have suggested aspartame could cause…

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