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Popular Drink Increases Stroke Risk

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Popular Drink Increases Stroke Risk

In a study of 2564 people of varying ethnic backgrounds, researchers at Columbia University in New York and the Miller School of Medicine in Miami found a significant correlation between diet soda consumption and the risk of stroke.

Begun in 1993, the Northern Manhattan Study known as NOMAS has been ongoing and still continues.  Researchers divided people into seven groups:  those who drank less than one soda of any type per month, those with moderate soda consumption (up to six per week), daily regular soda consumption (one or more daily), moderate diet soda only, daily diet soda only, moderate diet soda and sometimes regular soda, and daily diet soda with any regular soda consumption.

Scientists factored in the age, ethnicity, gender, exercise habits, smoking status, alcohol consumption, and caloric intake.  During the test period participants had 559 strokes combined.

After considering all the other factors studied, researchers concluded that regular diet soda drinkers had a 48% increased chance of having a stroke, while those who drank diet soda every day had a 61% increased risk of stroke over those who drank other types of soda.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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4:17AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

7:27PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

can you show us the scientific articles?????

the first list seems like a laundry list and "linkage" or "linking" doesn't mean cause and effect.....

7:42AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012


10:14AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

With links to so many diseases and problems, why is aspartame still allowed to be used? For some of us who can't have natural sugared drinks of any kind, and are allergic to coffee, plain water can be boring if it is the only thing one drinks. I drink 3-4 litres per day of water so I do have powered flavours in some. I'd go crazy otherwise.

4:19AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Thanks for the information.

1:28PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thank you

10:41AM PST on Nov 13, 2011


9:39PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

~Great informative article!~

6:28PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Thanks that I ceased taking any soda regular or diet.

2:23AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

thank you

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