Diet soda linked to 43% higher cardiovascular disease risk in 2012 study with 2,500 adults. 2014 study: 30% higher heart attack risk in women with 2+ diet sodas, twice as likely to die.
Artificial sweeteners may lead to weight gain & glucose intolerance. Studies show links to increased BMI & abdominal obesity. 32% of overweight Americans consume diet soda.
2017 study: 3,000+ people over 60 found diet sodas (artificially sweetened) raise dementia risk. 1+ daily drinks = 3x higher chance.
Diet beverages linked to stroke & dementia risk. Artificial sweeteners may be a factor. High soda intake increases stroke risk (sugar/artificially sweetened).
Hypertension raises heart attack/stroke risk. Diet sodas linked to high BP due to artificial sweeteners/obesity/sodium (40mg/can). Limit intake!
Diet soda linked to 67% higher diabetes risk, 7th leading cause of US death. Artificial sweeteners may worsen insulin sensitivity. Study: 4+ cans/week, 2x vision problems in diabetics.
Artificial sweeteners harm gut microbiome, raising fatty acid levels linked to obesity and gluconeogenesis. Human tolerance is questioned.
Diet sodas, Aspartame linked to fatty liver. Artificial sweeteners cause mitochondrial dysfunction, ATP depletion, promoting fat buildup.
Soft drinks hurt bones due to phosphoric acid. Limit intake; Osteoporosis Foundation advises <5/wk. Cola sodas: 3+ daily = 4% lower bone density.
Aspartame's cancer link inconclusive. Rat study suggests cancer risk, but only in male mice. Sucralose downgraded due to leukemia risk in male mice.