Soft drinks - diet or full sugar - are increasing your risk of death
Drinking two cans of regular Coke a day increases your risk of early death from heart disease by a third according to experts from Harvard.
While swapping to the diet variety of soft drinks in general is better for you, drinking more than four a day will still lead to increased risk of death.
This is because the six common artificial sweeteners — aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, neotame, advantame and acesulfame potassium-k are toxic to gut bacteria.
So before you reach for that next can or bottle of soft drink, perhaps reach for a water instead.