Daily Low-Cal Drinks Increases Heart Risk

by on March 19, 2012

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Research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, shows that those drinking diet drinks daily are 43 per cent more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke. Though marketed as healthy alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks, this research suggests that the diet drinks are bad for our health too.

The research compared those who drank diet sodas with those who drank none at all. The evidence seemed pretty clear: you are better off avoiding all types of sodas.

Interestingly, a previous study of 500 people showed that those drinking diet soft drinks every day had a 70% increase in their waist size than those who did not drink them at all.

There have been concerns before about artificial sweeteners and the effects they have on the body. One artificial sweetener was banned twenty or so years ago, and others point a finger at current chemical sweeteners, posing questions about their effect on the liver.

Though more research is needed to confirm these results, it seems that you would be wise to avoid drinking both diet soft drinks and sugary soft drinks.

I recommend you make your regular drinks water and green tea.

Report from Miami Miller School of Medicine:


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