The researchers found that people who drank 4+ cans of soda per day are about 30% more likely to suffer from depression than those who abstain.
The researchers also noted that diet soda was linked to a higher risk of depression than regular soda.
But there is good news if you’re a coffee fan: the same study showed that daily coffee drinkers are about 10% less likely to develop depression than people who don’t drink coffee.
Head of the study, Honglei Chen concludes, “Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk. More research is needed to confirm these findings, and people with depression should continue to take depression medications prescribed by their doctors.”
We want to hear your take on this study! What’s your opinion on diet sodas? Can they be a part of a healthy diet? Do they make you feel down?