Experts link diet soft drinks to ‘increase risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia’
As always, I looked up the original research report. It is: "Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, and All-Cause Mortality in the Women’s Health Initiative"
It is junk research. It was a study of old ladies only and the big drinkers of fizz were fatter, more idle, had lower diet quality and were probably poorer. I'm betting on low IQ as well. So the small effects the researchers saw could be due to many factors other than the amount of fizz people drank
Drinking soft drinks like Diet Coke might seem healthier, but experts have revealed damage just two cans does to your body.
For those with a sweet tooth, diet fizzy drinks are generally thought of as a better alternative than the sugar-laden versions.
But while they are lower in calories, sipping on artificially sweetened beverages could come at another cost.
Experts have warned that diet drinks — such as Diet Coke — can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and even dementia, The Sun reports.
Research this year revealed that drinking two or more cans a day ups the risk of stroke by a quarter and heart disease by a third.
And compared with people who never touch them, the risk of early death is 16 per cent higher for diet drink consumers.
The findings, published in the journal Stroke, were based on a big study of women and showed being obese and downing diet drinks more than doubled the risk of stroke.
Dr Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, lead author of the study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, did stress while their findings suggested a link, they couldn’t prove diet drinks caused stroke and heart problems.