More Evidence Ties Diet Drinks to Greater Stroke Risk
Drinking artificially sweetened beverages is linked to increased risk for ischemic stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality in women, new research shows. Among almost 82,000 participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, risk for fatal and nonfatal stroke was 23% higher among women who self-reported drinking the most diet beverages — two or more per day — compared to the women who consumed the least. The latter group drank none or less than one of these beverages per week.
@tiash As previously reported by Medscape Medical News, a 2017 study of nearly 4400 participants in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort showed an association between high intake of artificially sweetened beverages and risks for dementia and cardiovascular events, including stroke.