Study Links Diet Soda With Increased Risk Of Stroke

Posted by Everyday Christian Staff

At 8:42 pm on February 11, 2011

News | Health and Fitness

| More

A preliminary study by researchers at Columbia University and the University of Miami shows that people who drink diet soda on a daily basis were 48% more likely to suffer a stroke or other vascular event than people who did not drink diet soda.

The findings, presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, tracked the diet soda consumption of more than 2,500 people in Northern Manhattan over a nine-year period.

"If our results are confirmed with future studies, then it would suggest that diet soda may not be the optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages for protection against vascular outcomes," said lead author Hannah Gardener of the University of Miami in a statement.

Tags: diet soda, stroke

Related Articles and Blogs

blog comments powered by Disqus

Ministry Partners

Give hope to a child in need. Sponsor a child today.
Compassion International

Sponsor a child online through
Compassion's Christian child
sponsorship ministry. Search for
a child
by age, gender, country,
birthday, special needs and more.


If you like the articles and blogs that you read on our site, please prayerfully consider supporting our operation. All proceeds go to pay our writers, many of whom work part-time or in ministry.