As the consumption of diet drinks made with artificial sweeteners , researchers are beginning to make some uncomfortable associations with weight gain and other diseases.

For instance, as researcher writes in a new opinion piece published in the journal , “accumulating evidence suggests that frequent consumers of these sugar substitutes such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin may also be at increased risk of … metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

via Do Diet Drinks Mess Up Metabolisms? : The Salt : NPR.