DIET SODA LINKED TO HEART ATTACK AND STROKE
This comes as terrible news for me!! I am a Diet Coke FIEND (ew @Pepsi). I drink one of three diet sodas once or twice a day: Diet Coke, Diet Sunkist, or Sprite Zero. I’ve never been a coffee person, and yes I’m one of those weirdos drinking diet soda w/breakfast in the morning.
I don’t see myself giving them up altogether—but I’ll be scaling back on my daily consumption. I won’t go back to regular soda though. More water for me! The Coke ain’t worth the stroke!!
In a nine-year study of more than 2,500 people, those who drank diet soda daily were 48% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die from those events, compared with those who rarely or never drank soda.
There was no increased risk of cardiovascular disorders among daily drinkers of regular soda, says study researcher Hannah Gardener, ScD, an epidemiologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. (Source)