Saturday, February 12, 2011

Diet Soda Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attacks & Stroke!

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I'm not a diet soda drinker....I hardly drink soda...but if I do...darn sho don't pick up the diet ones....hate the way it taste. My mom is a soda drinker....she has switched to diet when I heard them talking about this on the news...I was paying close attention.

Studies suggest that diet soda could cause heart disease and/or stroke in those that drink it on a regular basis, i.e. everyday. 

Columbia Univ. and the Univ. of Miami did a study in which Dr. Mitchell Elkind was one of the lead researchers of the study.
“What our study shows is that drinking diet soda may be associated with an increased risk of vascular events, by which we mean strokes, heart attacks, and other causes of death that can be due to vascular disease,” Dr. Elkind said.
The nine-year study involved more than 2,500 people of different ethnicities in northern Manhattan. The study found that those who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of crippling diseases like stroke or heart disease. (info from CBS News New York)
To read more about the study and the risks please visit CBS News New York.
My mom drinks this stuff every day...maybe two or three a day....they suggest that diet soda may be more dangerous than regular soda....
SO ladies and gents, you may wnat to cut back on your soda intake and try to increase your water intake. Even though I don't really drink soda...I still need to work on increasing my water intake. I can sit around for hours and not drink a drop of ANYTHING....sometimes I have to consciously make myself drink water...
We have to do better y'all...Our health depends on it!!
Stay Blessed!!


  1. A real eye opener - I am sharing this with a few of my friends Yogi - avid diet soda drinkers - if you will ... Thank you!!

  2. Yea..please share....people need to know what's going on...especially when we're trying to go with a "healthier" option and find out that we may be doing more harm than good!!