Diet Soda May Hurt Kidneys
Researcher: 'They're likely not good for you'
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2009 1:17 AM CST
Diet sodas may cause kidney damage, a new study has found.   (Coca-Cola)

(Newser) – Hang on before opening that second diet soda. A survey has found significant reductions in blood filtering capabilities in the kidneys of older women who drank two or more artificially sweetened sodas a day. The study doesn't show a definitive link, but the lead researcher tells NPR that she avoids diet soda. "They're likely not good for you," she said. Surveyed soda-drinkers were white and at least 56, but other demographic groups should take heed, she warns.

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Bullseye
Nov 4, 2009 11:39 AM CST
another bullshit study for some who have nothing else to do but the raise the level of angst.
cognitivefilter
Nov 4, 2009 10:12 AM CST
suprise, suprise. and aspartame will also kill you.
bewilderbeast
Nov 4, 2009 9:22 AM CST
Tap water, I hope.