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Diet Sodas: Zero Calories – But ‘Zero Risk?’

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Diet Sodas: Zero Calories – But ‘Zero Risk?’

Diet Sodas: Zero Calories – But ‘Zero Risk?’Last week, research out of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference pointed a potentially incriminating finger at diet sodas – showing that people who drank them daily had a dramatically higher risk for vascular events like heart attack and stroke, compared to folks who don’t drink them at all.

But don’t set down the fizzy stuff just yet; while interesting, the study isn’t perfect, and the findings certainly don’t prove cause an effect – only an association.

We talked to cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano to learn what other factors might be at play behind the scenes – including the power of diet drinks to produce virtuous feelings that only backfire (e.g., “maybe it’s OK to slather on that extra dollop of mayo, since I’m drinking diet…”).

To hear Dr. Bisognano’s insights, watch the clip below.

To learn more about cardiology and patient care programs at URMC, click here.

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*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center

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