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Diet soda doesn't raise diabetes risk: Study

Diet soda doesn't raise diabetes risk: Study

DIET soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks, previously implicated in the chance of developing diabetes, are not guilty, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - DIET soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks, previously implicated in the chance of developing diabetes, are not guilty, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University. In a large group of men followed for 20 years, drinking regular soda and other sugary drinks often meant a person was more likely to get diabetes, but that was not true of artificially-sweetened soft drinks, or coffee or tea. Replacing sugary drinks with diet versions in fact seems to be a safe and healthy alternative, the report, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, said. 'There are multiple alternatives to regular soda,' said Frank Hu, one of the study's authors...

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