Artificially sweetened drinks may not be the healthy alternative that people think. In fact, seeking out sugar-free drinks as a way to reduce the risks of obesity may actually be having the opposite effect.

According to a review of the research written by a leading professor of psychology and neuroscience, soft drinks that have non-calorific sweeteners in place of high-energy natural sugars - diet cans of soda - may actually cause negative effects on the metabolism if consumed frequently.

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