Diet Soda, Aspartame Shown to Destroy Kidney Function
By Lisa Garber, naturalsociety.com | January 15, 2013
‘In an 11-year study by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, there was a strong positive correlation found between degeneration of kidney function and consumption of aspartame-containing diet soda…’
Consumption of ≥ 2 servings per day of artificially sweetened (diet) soda was independently associated with eGFR decline ≥ 30% (OR 2.02, 95% CI 1.36 to 3.01) and ≥ 3 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) per year (OR 2.20, 95% CI 1.36 to 3.55). No increased risk for eGFR decline was observed for <2 servings per day of diet soda. No associations were noted between diet soda and MA or sugar soda and MA or eGFR decline. CONCLUSIONS: Consumption of ≥ 2 servings per day of artificially sweetened soda is associated with a 2-fold increased odds for kidney function decline in women.'
Text of study
Julie Lin and Gary C. Curhan
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 January; 6(1): 160–166