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Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death
CNBC ^ | March 29, 2014 | Maggie Fox

Posted on 03/30/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday.

Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don't suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying to make up for unhealthy habits, experts say.

"Our study suggests an association between higher diet drink consumption and mortality," said Dr. Ankur Vyas, a cardiovascular disease expert at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, who led the study....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cola; diet; health; heartdisease; soda; women

1 posted on 03/30/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please cut my pizza into 4 peices, I can’t eat 8 pieces...... and add a large diet coke........


2 posted on 03/30/2014 1:06:41 PM PDT by umgud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re tense because they’re trying to lose weight. Relax and love yourself, honey.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Nothing is more serious than our sins, which can destroy us forever." ~Msgr. Pope)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t drink ‘em, get fat and die another way. Can’t win either way unless you just drink water and even then you don’t for sure what’s in that...


4 posted on 03/30/2014 1:11:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because fat people drink diet soda, skinny people drink regular.

Next.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 1:11:21 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People who drink diet sodas have already self-identified as being concerned about weight, and therefore are far more likely to be overweight with associated health problems. Flawed study, flawed conclusion. Now, if they were to have controlled for weight there might be some merit. But, they didn’t.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

butterfield’s paradox.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s wrong with sugar?


8 posted on 03/30/2014 1:13:26 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, dying is nature’s way of telling us to slow down - or - I’m going to take it real easy until the day I die then taper off.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 1:14:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Hugin

I drink diet because I’m accustomed to the taste, regular seems far too sweet now. I started because I was about twenty pounds overweight close to a decade ago. I’m right at 200 now, slightly over six feet tall, not much fat on me. Probably would be better off to drop sodas altogether, but caffeine is such a useful substance, not a morning person at all, lol.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 1:16:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


11 posted on 03/30/2014 1:17:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More likely to die?


12 posted on 03/30/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few years ago I was on the job with a co-worker who had to be rushed to the ER with some major heart palpitations. Once it was normalized he was informed to stop drinking so much diet coke. He used to chug down mucho Big Gulps full before the incident. Too much of anything consumed is not a good thing.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 1:19:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: RegulatorCountry
but caffeine is such a useful substance

And so is alchohol. God gave us chemistry!

14 posted on 03/30/2014 1:20:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So switch to high-fructose-corn-syrup-sweetened drinks and die even faster.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent
more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event,"
and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

***********

I suspect that if they would explore their research data just a tad more
they'd find out that the 50% die at sometime regardless of what they drink.
16 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:45 PM PDT by deport
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To: Hugin

Not so. While the wife shops at Costco I normally set in the snack bar having a goodie. While there I watch to see what drinks skinny people select at the self serve drink station and what overweigt people select. I almost never see an overweight individual select a diet drink. Skinny and normal weight people select diet drinks about 60% of the time.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:47 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The women who drank the most drinks were also more likely to smoke, to be overweight, to have diabetes and to have high blood pressure, Vyas noted.”

‘nuff said.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 1:22:40 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
What’s wrong with sugar?

Trouble is, that's not what's in sweetened soft drinks, it's high-fructose corn syrup. But that's sugar isn't it? But it's got a bad name.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: John W
More likely to die?

Isn't the likelihood 100% for everybody?

20 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:24 PM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are more likely to die!!! But, I thought everyone died.
21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:24:13 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

He who isn’t busy being born is busy dying..... Bob Dylan


22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Bob; amnestynone

Amen!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 1:37:53 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There has never been a case in history that any one who has heart problems is not doing something wrong.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 1:56:51 PM PDT by ravenwolf (hat many years.ost void of pend us)
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To: TruthWillWin

I cannot stand the taste of diet sodas, definitely has to be an acquired tolerance. So, you would see me picking regular soda. But, I rarely drink a full regular soda. Takes me about a week to 10 days to drink a soda.

Drink about a gallon of water a day, though.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 2:00:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No one gets out alive so enjoy yourself for cryin' out loud!
26 posted on 03/30/2014 2:05:24 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
People who drink diet sodas have already self-identified as being concerned about weight

I started drinking them to prevent tooth decay from sugary drinks, and it did pretty much work. I can't be the only one. Otherwise I agree with all you said.

27 posted on 03/30/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have known from day one that all those artificial sweeteners were poison.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 2:06:32 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: jsanders2001

If you get your water from a public water supply system, you should have a really good idea what’s in it. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires water suppliers to test for hundreds of different contaminants regularly and to issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports to their customers


29 posted on 03/30/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, maybe this has to do with the fact that such woman are fat as a house, may have cardiac issues already, and engage in dangerous “binge” diets?


30 posted on 03/30/2014 2:09:12 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Correlation is not causation.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recently lost 50+ lbs and I started drinking Diet Mnt Dew about that time. (oh noes) However, I also cut out fast food and lowered my caloric intake. ;-)


32 posted on 03/30/2014 2:12:33 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Work hard. Play hard. Eat good. What’s wrong with that?


33 posted on 03/30/2014 2:20:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you drink water for enough years you will die too.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 2:33:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guy needs a refresher course in causation versus correlation.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Bob

Death and taxes. The only two certainties in life.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 2:39:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well...I’m not fat. I drink a lot of water, but I also enjoy my diet Mt. Dew. Better that than a ton of HFCS, I guess.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 2:40:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of the 7 billion people alive today, a large proportion have drunk regular Coke at some point in their lives...many more than once.

All of the people born before Coke was invented are dead.

That's not proof that drinking regular Coke helps prevent death, but it seems to help.

38 posted on 03/30/2014 2:44:31 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ravenwolf

Wrong. People are born with defects,tiny babies undergoing maybe multiple heart surgeries and congenital anomalies that cause premature death. I suppose you also believe only smokers die from lung cancer. Government propaganda.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 2:45:37 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Verginius Rufus


40 posted on 03/30/2014 2:47:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Hugin
Maybe

Who hasn't seen someone huge order “a triple cheeseburger, extra large cheesefries and a extra large DIET soda”

41 posted on 03/30/2014 2:53:59 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

Heart Attack Grill ‘spokesman’ dies after apparent heart attack
Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

http://todayhealth.today.com/_news/2013/02/12/16940462-heart-attack-grill-spokesman-dies-after-apparent-heart-attack?lite


42 posted on 03/30/2014 3:09:56 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: libbylu

Wrong. People are born with defects,tiny babies undergoing maybe multiple heart surgeries and congenital anomalies that cause premature death. I suppose you also believe only smokers die from lung cancer. Government propaganda.


Yeah, i did exaggerate a little, in this case the parents were living in sin.

I suppose you also believe only smokers die from lung cancer. Government propaganda.

No, i know for a fact that people has died from lung cancer who has never smoked in their life.

I don,t know if it is propaganda or not because i have never heard such a thing.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 3:21:05 PM PDT by ravenwolf (hat many years.ost void of pend us)
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To: umgud
“Please cut my pizza into 4 peices, I can’t eat 8 pieces...... and add a large diet coke........”

Sadly, true.

44 posted on 03/30/2014 3:35:13 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: John W

I starting to think that if you don’t eat or drink anything and spend your days hidden in your house you will live forever!
Everybody wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT by spudville
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand why everybody has to drink soda anyway. The occasional home-made lemonade on a hot day, sure. Iced tea, absolutely (though as a Southerner I find it hard to avoid sweetness in iced tea). But drinking all this carbonated chemical glop, whether full of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or various sweeteners, is mystifying to me. Yuck. Why even do that?


46 posted on 03/30/2014 4:55:13 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Hugin

That isn’t true. Many thin people drink diet soda.


47 posted on 03/30/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It’s bad for the teeth. I haven’t had any cavities since I gave up sugar (except for rare occasions).


48 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: luvbach1
Trouble is, that's not what's in sweetened soft drinks, it's high-fructose corn syrup. But that's sugar isn't it? But it's got a bad name.

I agree with you about the corn syrup. I don't drink it. But you can get Coke made with sugar if you look for it.

49 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:18 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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