All type 2 diabetes diet soda drinkers should be aware of the major damage that diet soda can do to your health. Those who have adopted a diabetic diet will usually try to avoid sugar but this can lead to other complications. Diet soda contains aspartame which can cause cancer, according to The Cancer Research Center of the European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences in Bologna, Italy. A long-term study to evaluate the potential cancer effects of aspartame demonstrates the chemical sweetener “induces an increase in lymphomas and leukemia in female rats.” Nutra Sweet is used in almost all sweeteners today and this can be dangerous to your cells.
This is just one of many studies that should be of major concern to those on a type 2 diabetes diet. All diet sodas are sweetened with aspartame also known as Nutra Sweet and this can be bad news for your DNA. The beta cells of a diabetic is dying in the pancreas. Studies show that a diabetic is aging at a faster rate than the general population. The death of the beta cells is just the beginning; the remain pancreas cells are often damaged causing possible stomach cancer. One of the amazing things of the study is that it showed that a single soda caused the damage to the cells. A previous study also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of Nutra Sweet to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers.