20 Feb '12, 3am

Daily diet soda may increase risk of heart attack, stroke: Study

(REUTERS) - Diet soda may benefit the waistline, but people who drink it everyday may have a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new US study. Although the researchers, whose work appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that older adults who drank diet soda every day were 44 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack, their research did not prove that the sugar-free drinks alone were to blame. There may be other things about diet-soda lovers that explain the connection, said lead researcher Hannah Gardener, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and her team. 'What we saw was an association. These people may tend to have more unhealthy habits,' she said. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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