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10 Reasons To Stop Drinking Diet Soda

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

9. It may be bad for your bones

Women over 60 are already at a greater risk for osteoporosis than men, and Tufts University researchers found that drinking soda, including diet soda, compounds the problem.

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They discovered that female cola drinkers had nearly 4 percent lower bone mineral density in their hips than women who didn’t drink soda.

The research even controlled for the participants’ calcium and vitamin D intake.

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Additionally, a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that cola intake (all kinds, not just diet) was associated with low bone-mineral density in women.

10. It may hurt your heart

Just one diet soft drink a day could boost your risk of having a vascular event such as stroke, heart attack or vascular death, according to researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University.

Their study found that diet soda devotees were 43 percent more likely to have experienced a vascular event than those who drank none.

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Regular soda drinkers did not appear to have an increased risk of vascular events. Researchers say more studies need to be conducted before definitive conclusions can be made about diet soda’s effects on health.

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