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Diet Cola Drinkers Beware! The Popular Beverage Can Increase The Risk Of Having A Stroke

By Andrew Alpin, 15 September

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Do you prefer diet coke over regular cola because it says it can help you cut down on sugar and calories, so you don’t pack too much weight? But did you know that diet coke and other diet sodas can actually be more harmful than normal ones? For example, recent studies show that diet cola is harmful to your health since it increases the risk of strokes and other health conditions.

Studies show how harmful diet soda is

A new study shows that diet cola and other sugar-free carbonated drinks can increase the risk of fatal diseases like heart disease and stroke by 10%. So even less than a can a day could hurt your health.

Studies show how harmful diet soda is

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Sugar-free drinks like diet soda are promoted as healthier options

Millions of people around the world choose sugar-free drinks because they have no calories and are, therefore, considered “healthier.” But scientists at the French National Institute of Health say that sugar substitutes are not as safe as sugar.

Dr. Mathilde Touvier wrote in the British Medical Journal, “This study suggests an association between higher artificial sweetener consumption and increased heart disease risk. Artificial sweeteners are in thousands of food and beverage brands worldwide. However, they remain a controversial topic and are currently being re-evaluated by health agencies.”

Sugar-free drinks like diet soda are promoted as healthier options

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Diet cola has a higher percentage of artificial sweetener

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The study found that a “high consumer” takes in an average of 77.6mg of artificial sweetener per day, while an average can of diet fizzy drink has 140mg. That means that even half can a day can be bad for your health.

Diet cola has a higher percentage of artificial sweetener

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