I can't believe there is an argument about whether soda is good for you? Just look at the nutrition facts on the back! This is the equivalent of asking if smoking cigarettes causes cancer. It's just common sense.
The absurdity of your argument is profound.
Which ingredient is inherently bad that you claim is "common sense?"
A peson should have "30 grams of sugar per day max, which is equivalent to only 120 calories per day or about one quarter of average current consumption. " A 12oz can of Coke has 39 grams of artificial sugar. In just one can of 12oz soda you already have well over what your suppose to have in a single day. Fruits, vegtables, and other foods with natural sugars are how we are suppose to get our sugar, not soda and other processed drinks and foods.
Oh my god, someone who can actually follow the rules of logic. Finally, thank you.
Your source does not say that soda is bad though. It simply says a regular can of coke exceeds the recommendation for sugar. And it doesn't address the diet variant.