NEWS ALERT: Are you a fan of diet soft drinks? You know, the ones that say ‘zero sugar’ on the bottle and claim to be healthier than the full sugar stuff? A new study has found that it might be time to put them back on the shelf.
This 10-year study that included more than 104,000 people found that artificially sweetened drinks could be just as bad for you as the full-sugar versions.
The ongoing study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that participants who consumed sugary drinks, including those with artificial sugars had a higher risk of cardiovascular illness. The study also found that those opting for artificially sweetened drinks are up to 20% more likely to suffer heart disease, stroke or heart attacks than people avoiding artificial sugars altogether.