There seems to be more bad news for our favorite soft drinks. Reports have shown that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the amount of abdominal fat than people who did not drink it.
On the opposite side of the coin, the people who gained the most abdominal fat during the research project were already overweight. Sugar substitutes can be beneficial in small doses, but not in excess. With all the hype of the added dangers of sugar substitutes, we might be better served if you simply use less of real sugar or even better, learn to go without.