Increased Risk of Heart Disease Possibly Linked to Diet Soda

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A new study that says there may be a link between diet drinks and heart disease.

The research was presented at a conference at the American College of Cardiology in Washington and may be an important caution to the one in five Americans who down a diet drink every day.

The women's health initiative study looked at 60,000 post-menopausal women over a nine year span

The women who consumed two or more diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to experience a cardiovascular event and 50% more likely to die from related heart disease than women who never or rarely drank diet drinks.

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