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Diet Drinks and Heart Attacks

Drinking two or more artificially-sweetened beverages (ASB) each day increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in general according to a new study. Higher intake of ASB was associated with increased risk of stroke, particularly the small artery occlusion subtype, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality. The risk of stroke was significantly higher for women with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. To reduce these risks, choose healthy beverages (such as coconut water or unsweetened green tea) and drink plenty of water each day. For those who are not used to drinking water, many delicious flavored options are available that do not contain artificial sweeteners.

References

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100


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