A growing body of peer-reviewed research shows that diet soft drinks raise your risk for a number of serious health problems, including…
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
Now, one of the largest studies ever conducted on diet soft drinks shows that if you’re still opting for diet drinks as a way to avoid extra calories, you may be putting your heart health at risk, as well.
Zero Calories…and Lots of Problems
Researchers at the University of Iowa recently completed one of the largest studies ever done on the dangers of soft drinks. The new study, which took 10 years to complete and involved 60,000 participants, showed that consuming diet drinks was associated with…
- Higher odds of developing heart disease
- Greater risk of dying from heart disease
Participants who consumed 2 or more diet drinks daily were 30% more likely to have a “cardiovascular event”—a heart attack or stroke—than those who never or rarely consumed them. Even more worrying was the finding that consuming upward of 2 diet drinks each day made participants twice as likely to die from heart disease or a related condition.
It’s time to stop the habit. Soda is more trouble then its worth. Grab some lemon water instead and your body will thank you.