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Artificially Sweetened Drinks Not Healthier Than Sugary Drinks


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Artificially Sweetened Drinks May Not Be Heart-Healthier Than Sugary Drinks

Researchers looked at first incident cases of cardiovascular disease (stroke, transient ischemic attack, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome and angioplasty).
Higher consumers of sugary drinks and of artificially sweetened beverages had higher risks of first incident cardiovascular disease, after taking into account a wide range of confounding factors.

“Our study suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be a healthy substitute for sugar drinks, and these data provide additional arguments to fuel the current debate on taxes, labeling and regulation of sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages.”