Aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a bunch of other health issues. The demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better health choices.
A new study that spanned over ten years and included 60,000 women, shows that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and that they are more likely to die from that 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,” says Dr.Ankur Vyas, a fellow in cardiovascular disease at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and the lead investigator of the study.
This study comes on the heels of reports of already slipping sales of diet soda, one of the largest aspartame markets.
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