Older women who drink diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices run a higher risk of stroke and heart disease, according to a new study.
The study was conducted by the American Heart Association with 81,714 postmenopausal women between 50 and 79 years old.
It examined the results of women who drank two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day, compared to those who had a diet drink less than once a week.
Those who consumed more drinks, according to the study:
- Were 31 percent more likely to develop a stroke caused by a clot;
- Were 23 percent more likely to have a stroke;
- Were 29 percent more likely to develop heart disease, and at risk for a heart attack;
- Were 16 percent more likely to die by any cause.
So yes, it's confirmed, diet soda is not good for you.
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