Study Links Diet Soda With Increased Risk Of Stroke
At 8:42 pm on February 11, 2011
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.