Study: diet sodas and heart problems linked in older women

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — For many people, diet soda is the perfect pick-me-up. But for older women, who love their diet drinks, there’s something new to consider. A study from the American College of Cardiology suggests drinking diet soda regularly may lead to heart disease.

The study looked at nearly 60,000 healthy women from ages 50 to 79. Researchers compared women who never, or rarely, drank diet sodas, to women who had two or more diet drinks a day. They found that women, who regularly drank these drinks, were 30% more likely to suffer cardiovascular problems. They were also 50% more likely to die from heart disease.

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