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Include a diet soda question on patient history?

Should a medical provider’s health assessment include a question about a patient’s diet soda consumption? According to a recent study by Eva Fenwick, PhD, published in Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018;46:767-776, people who drank more than four cans of diet soda per week had twice the risk of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Eye issues related to soft drinks were not correlated to the sugary ones. 

Author Fenwick is a clinical research fellow at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and an assistant professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

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