People often preferred the fizzy diet drinks due to its artificial sugar content that controls their weight but these fizzy diet drinks can lead to more possibilities of heart attack and stroke. Various diet pop, diet, sugar-free, or light soft drinks, refreshments and carbonated beverages are the fizzy drinks that are widely available in the market. Many Researches have shown that the diet drinks are harmful to the heart rather than a healthy option.
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The diet drinks are the artificially sweetened, non alcoholic and sugar free carbonated beverages. Many artificial sweeteners are incorporated into the drinks to get sweet taste these drinks are also not good for health at little extent. Along with different artificial sugars, caffeine is also included in the diet drink which is known to produce anxiety and sleep disturbance. Sodium benzoate causes the hyperactivity. Furthermore, the caramel which is added into the drinks for making them darker also found to lead cardio vascular difficulties.
An epidemiologist at the Miller School of Medicine and project head on the diet drink study, Hannah Gardener presented one survey on the lifestyle of over 2,500 New York locals at American Stroke Association's international stroke conference in Los Angeles. The research was held by the University of Miami and they covered the information about participated dweller like age, daily calorie consumption, exercise, blood pressure, cholesterol level, alcohol intake, smoking habit and some more. They collected all these details from 1993 to 2001 by random phone calls.
This study revealed that the people who regularly consume diet drinks are at 61% more risk for the heart attack and heart stroke in comparison to the people who refrained from diet drinks. The researchers asked to 2,564 involved people either they took diet fizzy drinks, regular fizzy drinks, a combination of the two or none of it. Researchers told that they did not add the study about different daily consumed diet and regular drinks that could otherwise have provided additional information about effects of various brands on the participants.
Dr. Hannah Gardener said, “If our results are confirmed with future studies, then it would suggest that diet soda may not be the optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages for protection against vascular outcomes.” Additionally, Dr. Sharlin Ahmed also quoted, “According to this study, drinking diet fizzy drinks on a regular basis could pose the same or even higher risk for cardiovascular disease as standard fizzy drinks, providing a word of warning to those who often opt for diet versions in order to be healthy.” The investigators require further study and hence they are still not able to say about omitting diet drinks from the routine. And this will expectedly inspire other researchers to study more for the link between fizzy diet drinks and cardio risks.
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