People who consume two or more diet sodas per day are 30% more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 50% more likely to die from related disease than those who rarely consume the drinks, according to latest research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session.
This is not the first study to report such findings. A 2012 study by French researchers published in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found a strong correlation between diet drinks and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Aspartame, the artificial sweetener used in drinks like Diet Sodas, is widely reported to show a correlation between cancer and aspartame consumption.
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