Health Concerns Associated with Diet Drinks
- Created: June 4, 2014
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There are many of us who opt for the “diet” version of all our favorite soft drinks. We might even think these diet drinks are healthier compared to its sugary counterpart. However, new studies are showing that these diet drinks are associated to heart problems especially for older women.
A study was conducted on women who drank two or more diet drinks on a regular basis. According to the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, women who were postmenopausal and had a 30% increased likelihood of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. In addition, these women had a 50% chance of dying from cardiovascular disease compared to women who never or rarely drank diet drinks.
Cardiovascular diseases are just one of the possible health problems associated with diet drinks. Other studies have shown that soft drinks, especially cola (both diet and regular), have been linked with lower bone density that can lead to osteoporosis. Older women are at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis, which is a degenerative one disease that causes the bones to become weak and brittle.
Don’t let the words “diet” on a drink mislead you to think that it means it is a healthier option than the regular drink. Instead of using real sugar, these diet drinks contain artificial sweeteners that can cause heart disease and other health problems.
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