Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can Diet Soda Cause Cancer

Share
1

1
After decades of drinking liters of diet soda, why am I still healthy? What should be wrong with me? Cancer? What specifically?

After decades of drinking liters of diet soda, why am I still healthy? What should be wrong with me? Cancer? What specifically?

More illnesses devel: Most people have good health until they get older than 50 years. Our body can take a lot of abuse and handle it until you start getting past 45-50 years. So it is high timer that you adopt a healthy life style now. otherwise you pay the price of ill health in your 60-70s. Drink water instead of sodas. Also you can drink some mildly flavored liquids or skimmed milk. Daily veges/fruits are healthy ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,428 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


2

2
Is there any link between diet soda and pancreatic cancer?

Is there any link between diet soda and pancreatic cancer?

There may be,,,: There might be a link to pancreatic cancer the consumption of sugar sweetened drinks, in particular, fructose sweetened drinks. These aren't usually diet soda, but regular soda. However if a diet soda has fructose in it as an artificial sweetener, then there may be increased risk. So try to be moderate in consumption of all these drinks. ...Read more

3

3
Could diet soda cause headaches?

Could diet soda cause headaches?

Yes: The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks are a well known cause of headaches, especially migraines. If you're trying to track and identify headache triggers, go to http://tinyurl.Com/kzvhnxv and download the "trigger tracker worksheet". ...Read more

4

4
Can diet soda cause high microalbumin?

Can diet soda cause high microalbumin?

Very indirectly: I trust that you are talking about urine microalbumin. If that is the case, increased amount of Albumin in the urine is an indication of glomerular injury/kidney damage. Hypertension and diabetes are common causes of such injury. Caffeine in diet soda, if taken in excess, may aggravate blood pressure and damage the kidney. ...Read more

5

5
Does diet soda cause weight gain? How?

Mostly NO: I see many people who take in over 500 calories a day in just soda. NOT taking that much in helps. On the other hand, The New York Times science analysis reviewed diet soda components in the medical literature and found that the expectation of calories when you drink makes you hungry if you don't get any sugar. You'd still have to eat to gain weight though ...Read more

6

6
Does diet soda really cause weight gain?

Does diet soda really cause weight gain?

Yes, possibly.: Some give one a sense of increased appetite. More so if they have some sugar, or fructose and/or sucrose in them ...Read more

7

7
Can diet soda directly cause weight gain?

Can diet soda directly cause weight gain?

Usually not: Diet soda contains other forms of sugar which can impact Insulin metabolisum making weight loss more difficult. ...Read more

8

8
Can diet soda cause elevation in blood sugar?

Can  diet soda cause elevation in blood sugar?

Probably Yes: new studies show that artificial sweeteners do increase blood sugar by changing how your body tolerates sugar- makes your body act like a diabetic. The studies are still ongoing, but i believe early results. Diet soda is just as bad or even worse then regular. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more

11

11
How bad is diet soda for you body?

How bad is diet soda for you body?

REALLY BAD!!!: Diet soda is extremely toxic & one of the least healthy "foods" you can ingest. The chemical sweeteners can cause a myriad of serious health problems & are proven to cause weight gain. Anyone interested in being healthy should never drink these! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ also see comment for new info that these drinks may increase risk of cancer! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Is it possible to overdose on diet soda?

Is it possible to overdose on diet soda?

Really no, but can!: Who would overdose on diet soda? No ingredient would be toxic. However, drinking any fluids very quickly in extremely large amounts have been known to causes "rupture" of the stomach. Very rare, but can occur. ...Read more

13

13
How harmful for your health is diet soda for you?

VERY: It causes a change in brain chemistry known as "excitotoxicity". Too difficult to explain but suffice it to note the part of the word "toxic". ...Read more

14

14
Can my eyesight be worsening because of diet soda?

Can my eyesight be worsening because of diet soda?

No: There is no known relationship between the components in diet soda and vision. ...Read more

15

15
Is diet soda harmful to drink?

Is diet soda harmful to drink?

For teeth - yes: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Is sparkling water better than diet soda?

Is sparkling water better than diet soda?

Overall yes: Both have no or very limited calories (a good thing), both have bubbles, can be refreshing, but can also cause gassiness, bloat, etc. Sparkling water wins because you retrain your taste buds, so they don't continue to "crave" intense sweet taste. Sparkling water has no artificial sweeteners so you avoid whatever controversies exist re: short and long term safety. ...Read more

17

17
Help I feel like in addicted to diet soda?

Like anything that: is addictive, stopping cold turkey may not be a good idea. Taper off. If you drink six servings a day, tomorrrow drink five, slowly decrease until you are no longer drinking it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Which is better for you: diet soda or alcohol?

Which is better for you: diet soda or alcohol?

Neither: Both provide calories without the non caloric nutrients that are required to process the calories ...Read more

19

19
Does diet pepsi cause cancer ?

Does diet pepsi cause cancer
?

Previous studies : that linked specific artificial sweeteners with cancer were done on animals at very high doses. There are no current well designed studies that I am aware of that show ^ cancer risk in humans. Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend is made waspartame. Diet Pepsi is made w sucralose (Splenda), Pepsi Zero Sugar (previously known as Diet Pepsi Max & Pepsi Max is sweetened w aspartame. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
What is a good healthy diet soda?

What is a good healthy diet soda?

Zevia- avoid others: In general, there is no such thing as a "healthy diet soda." most diet sodas are extremely unhealthy- sweetened with toxic chemicals & increasing weight! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ the only one that may not have these hazards is zevia. However, while certainly less toxic than the others, I am not ready to call it healthy. I advise kombucha. See comment:. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more