Huge 10 year study has linked soda to heart attack and stroke

Huge 10 year study has linked soda to heart attack and stroke

A huge 10 year study has linked soda to heart attack and stroke.

Soda has been a controversial subject lately, causing the world’s leading health experts to plead for a tax on the sugary, health detrimental drink. Soda has been shown to increase weight gain, and the high fructose corn syrup and aspartame have both shown negative health effects.

New research from Consumer Reports shows that soda may even be linked to cancer.

If these reasons are enough to make you never drink soda again, here’s one more. According to a new Swedish study, people who drink more soda or other sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing rare cancers like gallbladder and liver cancers.

The new study, lead by Dr. Ankur Vyas, was one of the largest of its type, involving over 60,000 women. Called the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, the research team found that participants who drank two cans or more of diet soda per day had a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, and a 50 percent higher chance of dying from a heart related disease.

This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our findings are consistent with some previous data, especially those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome,” said Vyas.

Because of how large-scale the study is, the results could be very significant for overall public health.

The study press release explained the following methods and results:

Based on self-reported consumption of diet drinks over a three-month period, the researchers divided the 59,614 study participants into four consumption groups: two or more diet drinks a day, five to seven diet drinks per week, one to four diet drinks per week, and zero to three diet drinks per month. Each drink was defined as the equivalent of a 12-ounce beverage and included both diet sodas and diet fruit drinks.

After an average follow-up of 8.7 years, the primary outcome—defined as a composite of incident coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack, coronary revascularization procedure, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and cardiovascular death—occurred in 8.5 percent of the women consuming two or more diet drinks a day compared to 6.9 percent in the five-to-seven diet drinks per week group; 6.8 percent in the one-to-four drinks per week group; and 7.2 percent in the zero-to-three per month group.

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1. “Massive 10-Year Study Has Linked Diet Soda To Heart Attacks And Stroke.” The Hearty Soul. The Hearty Soul, 07 Dec. 2016. Web. 24 Dec. 2016.
2. “UI Study Finds Diet Drinks Associated with Heart Trouble for Older Women.” Iowa Now. The University of Iowa, 19 Mar. 2015. Web. 24 Dec. 2016.

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