A recent study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that diet soda is no solution for weight loss. Overweight adults who drink diet soda end up consuming more calories from solid foods than overweight adults who drink sugar-sweetened drinks.
Interestingly, the researchers found that healthy-weight adults who drank diet soda did not consume more calories from solid foods. Drinking diet drinks helped them maintain their weight.
The study looked at data of almost 24,000 adults from the National Health and Nutrition Survey between 1999 and 2010.