Time to Ditch the Sodas!

I’ve seen several articles recently about the dangers of consuming soda pop, but this one is the scariest yet! From an article in The Sun today:

JUST two diet drinks a day raises the risk of dying young by a quarter, a major study reveals. And lovers of Diet Coke and Pepsi Max see their chances of being killed by a heart attack or stroke rocket by more than half, compared to those who avoid the stuff. Experts said the “important” European findings – involving more than 450,000 people – were “concerning”.

And don’t think you’re off the hook if you choose diet soda – it turns out that could be even worse than the full sugar stuff: It suggests switching to sugar-free products – such as Diet Pepsi or Lucozade Zero – could be equally bad for health, if not worse. The study was carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France, which is a part of the WHO. Lead researcher Dr Neil Murphy said: “The striking observation in our study was that we found positive associations for both sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks with risk of all-cause deaths.

The take home message: DRINK WATER! But for those of us on the Weekday Fast plan, that comes as no surprise.

Check out the rest at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9854098/diet-fizzy-drinks-increase-risk-heart-attack-deadly-stroke-death/

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