At annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association research presented that dieters who drank 2 or more diet sodas containing aspartame were 6 times more likely to have abdominal adiposity (belly fat) known to be associated with both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Is this a chicken or egg situation? Do dieters select diet sodas before or after they get fat? Some suggestion that blood sugar levels are affected by aspartame provided by study using diabetes prone mice. Ironically, on the American Diabetes website they recommend diet sodas!