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Can Diet Soda Kill You?

Fred Bodimer
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A new study finds women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 50 percent more likely to die than those who rarely drink it.

The chief of cardiology at St. Louis University Hospital, SLU Care’s Dr. Michael Lim, says this is for heavy diet soda drinkers.

“They’re drinking it first thing in the morning for breakfast, they’re drinking it all the time,” he says. “It’s sort of a ‘pick me up’ for the caffeine, but I don’t want the calories and I think the study basically says that kind of lifestyle really does not portend very good heart health.”

This new study was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington D.C.

For more on the study, click here.

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