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Does diet soda lead to depression?

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A new study suggests if you're depressed, it may be a good bet to ditch your soda-habit.

Drinking sweetened drinks, like soda or fruit punch may increase your risk for depression.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health studied over 200,000 people and found those who drank four or more cans of soda, regular or diet, a day were more likely to develop depression.

We spoke with the Clinical Manager of the Department of Nutrition at Memorial Hospital to get her take.

"It just gives me the opportunity to say, good health requires fluid intake and we should limit our diet consumption.  So reduced diet consumption, calories or diet drinks, to not more than two 12 ounce drinks a day," says Maureen Jamieson with Memorial Department of Nutrition.

So what are your other options?

There's no other way to break it to you, but health experts simply say water is really what your body is craving.

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