Updated: Oct 9, 2018
The American Heart Association (AHA) released a science advisory counseling against soda consumption. They now recommend people replace diet and regular soda with plain, carbonated, flavored but unsweetened water.
The committee combed through research papers published over a two year period to determine if there is an association between low-calorie soda consumption and weight gain, dementia, stroke and other health problems. They concluded that the science behind the correlations are fuzzy and further studies are planned. But, based on their findings, they made the following recommendation:
The AHA believes the best advice at the moment is to decrease intake and avoid excessive intake of diet sodas.