Better cut back on that diet Coke and switch to water, because regardless of the lack of calories, that diet cola is probably increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke…
… by 44%!
That's a HUGE increase!!
The research followed almost 2,600 older adults for a decade, and found that those who drank diet soda every day were 44 percent more likely than non-drinkers to suffer a heart attack or stroke.
But, it might NOT be the drink itself but rather the people who drink diet cola end up being the kind of people making other poor dietary decisions as well.
They did try and factor in as much as possible though, and still found that 44% link!
The good general rule is that you shouldn't be drinking soda — even if it's diet.
Water is MUCH better!
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