Study: Two or more diet drinks a day linked to heart attack or stroke risk


A new study could be bad news for people who like diet soda.

The study from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association said drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to a greater risk of heart attacks, clot-based strokes, and early death in women over 50.

The risks are higher for women with no history of heart disease, as well as women who are obese or African-American.

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

Americans may be taking heed to these studies.

The Beverage Marketing Corporation said bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the top beverage by volume in 2016.

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(This story was originally published on February 14, 2019)

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