Diet soda and diabetes

NewsChannel 10

Diet soda may not raise your chances of developing diabetes, as some studies have reported.

Harvard researchers followed more than 40,000 men for 20 years, and found those who drank the most sugar-sweetened drinks were 16% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.

But the researchers said replacing those beverages with diet versions seemed to be safe and a healthy alternative.

The study also found that drinking coffee on a daily basis was linked to a lower risk of diabetes.