Health Risk Of Diet Pop

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM EDT

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February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) Millions of us drink diet pop to keep from putting on weight, but is it possible some of us are still paying a price with our health?

A study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine followed more than 25-
hundred men and women, age sixty-nine and older.

It found that -- over the next ten years -- those who drank a diet soda
every day were 44-percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.

Researchers do note that daily diet-soda drinkers tend to be heavier
and more prone to such risk factors as high blood pressure, diabetes, and
problem cholesterol, so the association between diet soda and heart disease may not be just because of the diet drinks.

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