You Don’t Have to Ditch Your Diet Soda

By Sarah Garcia - July 14, 2023

Recent scrutiny of aspartame, one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners, has diet soda drinkers questioning whether they should ditch their beverage of choice. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has reported that aspartame could possibly cause cancer. The WHO’s Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives maintains aspartame is safe within the recommended daily limit of 40 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.

Though aspartame is making news, it’s important to go beyond the headlines to get a full understanding. Moffitt CEO Dr. Patrick Hwu sat down to chat with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, to discuss the facts.

The bottom line? Though water is the best drink of choice, if you’re choosing between diet or regular soda, diet soda is a much better option. Watch their chat to learn why!

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