New Zealand pregnancy study: Are diet fizzy drinks really any better?

By Karen February 19, 2018

While expecting her first child, Dr Clare Reynolds switched from normal fizzy drinks to diet.

It was a rational move – the lesser of two evils, she figured – yet when she checked what research had been done, she found surprisingly little.

That prompted Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute, to explore what effect – and harm – artificial sweeteners could be having on pregnancy.

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