Dr. Bosshardt: Diet sodas can trick the body, prompting weight gain

Q: My husband is overweight, so he only drinks diet soda. I have told him that he should drink just water, but he insists that likes the taste, and there are no calories so, what's the harm? Are diet sodas really harmless? A: The list of things in life that truly are harmless is short. Taken by the wrong person, at the wrong time, even an aspirin can kill you. Americans love their sodas. On any given day, 50 percent of the population consumes at least one soda, and half of those drink two or more eight-ounce servings. Surveys show that most adults know that drinking sugary sodas is not good for your health. The average soda contains 13 teaspoons of sugar, nearly double the...