Here is an article about how diet sodas are really bad for you. No shit they are! What do you think? If artificial sweeteners were healthy, health foods would use them! Only junk food uses them and then brags about it via the most misguiding marketing ploy since doctors embraced cigarettes on the cartons, back in the day. Correlation much? Yes, of course. You can read all the details via the link if you want, but the take home point is STOP DRINKING SODA!! Or, just treat it like a special treat. A dessert say, or a splash of Coke in your Jack. I throw in that last one because otherwise I might be considered a hypocrite. I do rather like Jack and Cokes.