(BOSTON) — A new study suggests people who drink diet soda every day could be at a higher risk of strokes, heart attacks, and, in some cases — vascular death.
The Doctors Health Press published an online e-bulletin Feb. 6 in which it shared results of a study of 2,564 people designed to help determine if there is a correlation between diet soft drinks and “vascular events,” which include strokes and heart attacks.
Researchers say they counted the number of vascular events over a 10-year period and attempted to trace the subjects’ consumption of diet soda. The results showed people who drank diet soft drinks every day were 43 percent more likely to have suffered a stroke or heart attack than those who consumed none at all. Additionally, researchers say the results showed those who were “light” diet soda drinkers and those who drank regular soda were not more likely to suffer vascular events.
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