We are all aware that there have been raised numerous health concerns about diet soda. People are trying to choose better for them and the sales of this popular drink have started to decrease. Different types of food supply mostly use aspartame as a sweetener, but it has been recently connected to different health problems, like for example, being able to cause seizures.
According to a particular study from Iowa, women who use 2 or more diet beverages are at an increased risk of cardiovascular problems as well as death from these diseases.
Previous data have linked diet beverages to the metabolic syndrome.
The data was later adjusted with demographic characteristics as well as many other cardiovascular risk factors, for example: hormone therapy use, diabetes, body mass index, hypertension, sugar-sweetened beverage intake, salt intake, smoking, high cholesterol, energy intake, physical activity, etc. There was a connection.
The examined women who drank 2 or more of the diet beverages were smokers with high blood pressure, higher prevalence of diabetes, higher body mass index and were also younger.
Diet soda is known to be one of the largest markets of aspartame and now, its sales have begun to decrease.
Time Magazine claims that people may have started to become aware of the epidemic of obesity rising in the US. Numerous other studies are also performed, all about the artificial sweeteners found in these diet beverages as well as their contribution towards different health problems. There are many different natural sweeteners which people can use and are known to be definitely healthier than aspartame is.
Sodas are also full of high fructose corn syrup which is known to be GM. When sales of these drinks decrease, it means that people also avoid different health problems that this syrup can also cause. So, next time you’re out and you want to buy a diet soda, think about these studies and their results!