By Corine Gatti
According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, your diet soda could be making you depressed. The report, which will be officially launched in March, will include that drinking artificially sweetened diet drinks will increase the likelihood of depression up to 30 percent. Honglei Chen spearheaded the study said there still needs to be more research, however.
“Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk. More research is needed to confirm these findings, and people with depression should continue to take depression medications prescribed by their doctors.” Depression is not the only issue linked to diet soda.