A recently released study from the University of Minnesota finds that people who drink as few as two soft drinks a week face almost double the risk of cancer.
Diet soda has come under fire amidst criticism that aspartame, the sweetening agent in diet soda, leads to cancer in those who consume it.
Also some studies have found that people who drink lots of diet soda tend to gain weight around their middles and have high blood pressure, which is a precursor to type II diabetes.
Diabetes is a matter of genetics and, in some cases, being overweight. If you have a family history of diabetes, you are at a greater risk of developing the disease yourself. There is no way to predict when you would develop diabetes - it could happen anytime.
The old saying "everything is okay in moderation" is probably the best advice to follow.
Substituting soda for water is much better.
Does soda really cause cancer?
Watch this news story, which throws more light on the carcinogenic content of sodas.