NFL Players Are Eating a LOT of Diet Soda, Study Finds
In a major finding, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, found that players are eating a lot of diet soda.
The study, which included more than 4,000 athletes, analyzed data from the National Institute of Health and was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
They found that the average player in the NFL ate roughly 1.8 teaspoons of diet sodas a week.
This is roughly equal to more than 100 milligrams of sodium, or a little more than 400 milligram of potassium.
Diet soda is also made with artificial sweeteners, which the study says is not healthy for your body.
A spokesperson for the NFL said it is aware of the study and is working with the NFLPA and other groups to educate players about the health risks of the drinks.
The NFLPA said in a statement that they are working with NFL owners and teams to address this issue.