Diet Soda Linked to Strokes- Study

Posted on February 27, 2011


According to a recent research report, people who drink diet soda are more likely to develop strokes than those who don’t drink any.

The study involved 2,564 participants age 69 on average. They completed a food questionaire on:

  1. The type of soda they drink
    How often they drink soda

Researchers found those who drank the diet soda were 61% more likely to have a vascular event. Even after controlling for metabolic syndrome, vascular disease and heart disease the result was a staggering 48%.

 This is  The report from the USNews & World Report.

Sweetened beverages are not a part of a healthy diet and are not recommended to those who are overweight. Based on these findings soda pop, diet or sweetened is a risk factor.

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the US behind heart disease and cancer.

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