3. Heart Disease
Diet soda also contains sweeteners, which increase your risk for metabolic syndrome. In turn, this condition gives you a higher change of developing both diabetes and heart disease. Heart disease being one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Diet soda is very strongly linked to high rates of obesity. Those who drink diet soda have a 70% greater chance of increased waist circumference, and those who drink it very frequently can have a 500% greater chance.
5. Preterm Labor
When pregnant women drink diet soda, their risk of going into preterm labor and delivery is greatly increased. This can cause issues with the baby as well as complications for the mother.
6. Reproductive Issues
The cans that diet soda often comes in contain BPA, which is a chemical that has been linked to cancer. It has also been found in plastic containers such as baby bottles and water bottles. This chemical is very dangerous to your endocrine system and has been linked to abnormalities in reproduction.