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

(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.

Diet sodas may cause kidney damage, a new study has found.   (Coca-Cola)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!