Keeping Healthy: Diet Soda Health

By Don Dudley

Published 01/16 2014 07:37PM

Updated 01/20 2014 05:13PM

If you've resolved to lose weight, cutting out sugary drinks isn't a bad place to start. but new research suggests even if that label says diet you may not find yourself losing the weight.

The pop and the fizz of a soda for many of us a familiar sound, whether we are at the movies, out to dinner, or relaxing at home.

But all that sugar has many of us switching to diet versions of our favorite sodas.

But is it doing us any good?

This is the question researchers from Johns Hopkins set out to answer.

They looked at the diets of more than two thousand American adults for 10 years.

The good news?  We're all choosing more diet drinks these days.

But now the bad news - many of us more than make up for the calorie savings from diet soda by consuming other calorie-rich foods.

In fact, among people who are overweight or obese, diet soda drinkers actually consume more calories overall than sugary soda drinkers.

The bottom line: while cutting out soda is important, so is the rest of your diet.  Better to commit to healthy eating than to just cut out one thing.

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