- Diet Soda May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease
Diet soda is proving to exacerbate heart disease issues in both men and women. Women who drink just 2+ diet sodas daily increase their risk of heart disease by 30% and their chance of death of heart attack after developing said heart disease by 50%. This study, done by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, was done over a period of 10 years with approximately 60,000 women.
Another study outlined in the Journal of General Internal Medicine supports the above results. This particular study involved 2,564 people in the Manhattan area over a period of 10 years. The results attributed to a connection between diet soda and cardiovascular events like heart attacks.