An article in the NY Times, February 5, 2008 by Nicholas Bakalar reports on a study by the American Heart Association in its online journal, Circulation.
He reports that the study was conducted for 9 years on more than 9,500 men and women 45 to 64 years of age.
The authors of the study found that eating a diet of predominantly refined grains, fried foods and red meat had a 17% increased risk of increasing cholesterol, blood pressure, and obesity. Readers of this newsletter won’t find that surprising.
However, they found that one, that’s right, just one can of diet soda, increased their risk 34%!! That’s more than double.
Click here to see my article on artificial sweeteners and their increased health risk.
Please pass this information to those you love who drink diet soda.