Drinking diet soda linked to increased risk of depression
The top response to this article reads as follows:
"This study is stupid! The reason diet soda drinkers are depressed is because the fatties are the ones drinking it. Not mention the age of the people was 50 to 71, hell they are almost dead what do they have to look forward to?"
A lot of the diet pop drinkers I know are thin, fit, and very, very happy.
Do I drink diet pop? No. Not regularly, anyway. I don't like it that much. I prefer water. Once in a while, I'll throw some crystal light or mio in for a little taste, but overall, I like water.
Now, I am trying to get my daughter off of regular pop, for health reasons. She is overweight and is at high risk for developing a fatty liver. Getting her off of high-calorie soda and foods is our first priority. Baby steps, or she will become depressed or pissed off over me being a tyrant and overbearing. She drinks diet mountain dew. Is she depressed now? No. She's a college student going to school to be an Airplane Mechanic, lives at home, and pretty much has a very good life, including social.
The only reason that I can think of people being depressed from drinking either diet pop or fruit drinks would be the crash after the sugar/caffiene high is gone, lol. That could be depressing if you were really enjoying that buzz.
But do I really think that drinking diet soda can lead to depression? Nah.