Rhonda Gessner wrote about how a “dying” woman got better, claiming all the woman had to do was stop drinking diet sodas. “Higher intake was associated with increased risk of stroke, particularly small artery occlusion subtype, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality,” researchers concluded. “These new findings add to the potentially harmful association of consuming high quantities of [artificially sweetened beverages] with these health outcomes.” Women between the ages of 50 to 79 are 23% more likely to have a stroke if they drink diet drinks than if they do not, the study noted, reported UPI.
Post-menopausal women who drink diet beverages on a regular basis are 31 percent more likely to have a stroke caused via a clot, the study noted. Those same women are also 29 percent more likely to have heart disease and 16 percent more likely to die from another cause, it was noted.