According to NBC News, a decade long study involving almost 60,000 middle-aged women shows that “after just nine years…8.5 percent of the women who drank two or more diet drinks a day had some sort of heart disease.” The average age in this study was 62 years old.
The Huffington Post also reported “women who consumed two or more diet drinks daily were not only 30 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes, they were 50 percent more likely to die from some sort of cardiovascular disease, when compared with women who never or rarely drank diet drinks.”
These are not the only sources that have spoken out about the danger of diet drinks for postmenopausal women. HealthDay recently released information about diet drinks being linked to blood clots (among other diseases), and articles about this study are published in both Reuters and MedPage Today.
While further research is still being conducted in the connection between diet drinks and heart risk in women, consider swapping out any artificially sweetened beverages for healthy alternatives such as water or tea.
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