#1 Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death by ThirstyMan 31.03.2014 08:17

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Maggie Fox, Saturday, 29 Mar 2014

Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday.

Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don't suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying to make up for unhealthy habits, experts say.

"Our study suggests an association between higher diet drink consumption and mortality," said Dr. Ankur Vyas, a cardiovascular disease expert at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, who led the study.

"It's not an extreme risk," he added.

They found that 8.5 percent of the women who drank two or more diet drinks a day had some sort of heart disease, compared to 6.8 percent of those who drank four or fewer drinks a week and 7.2 percent in those who drank none or just a couple a month.

"We only found an association, so we can't say that diet drinks cause these problems," Vyas said.

The women who drank the most drinks were also more likely to smoke, to be overweight, to have diabetes and to have high blood pressure, Vyas noted.

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In other words, this is a hit piece on Diet Coke.

#2 RE: Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death by Frank Cannon 31.03.2014 09:22

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There is also a correlation between people who have died and them drinking water. Water is also an ingredient of these diet sodas too.

#3 RE: Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death by ThirstyMan 31.03.2014 13:07

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Yep it's called an association. It's criminal what water can do!

#4 RE: Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death by Cincinnatus 31.03.2014 13:23

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Famous video of Penn and Teller stunt where their agent got "environmentalists" to sign a petition asking that dihydrogen monoxide be banned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw

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