But now there is even more shocking news: daily diet soda consumers are 43% more likely to have a vascular event (stroke, heart attack and vascular death) than those who drink none.
The authors took into account pre-existing vascular conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure. Light diet soft drink users, i.e. those who drank between one a month and six a week, and those who chose regular soft drinks were not more likely to suffer vascular events.
Dr. Hatch recommends not drinking soda at all but if you must drink soda, don’t drink diet soda.
A healthier alternative if you want that fizz but don’t want all of the unhealthy ingredients is to mix crushed ice, juice and club soda in a glass. Cranberry and Club makes a fantastic virgin Cape Cod .