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Coca-Cola introduced a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can and four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The company said Diet Coke's new look and flavors were aimed to appeal to millennials. Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Co. via AP/AP hide caption

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A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

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Should we drink diet soda or not? The latest study doesn't really clear things up. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

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Ditching sugar-sweetened drinks in favor of diet ones shaves the empty calories. But it doesn't help if you make up for those calories on your plate. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Some researchers think that artificial sweeteners, most frequently consumed in diet drinks, may confuse the body. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Diet Drinks Mess Up Metabolisms?

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Drinking diet soda and other low-calorie drinks may help you manage weight, but experts say plain old H2O is still the best way to go. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

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It's not clear if diet soft drinks are the healthiest choice. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Advice For Diet Soda Lovers: Skip The Chips

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