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Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to have cardiovascular event over 8.7 yrs
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Women who consumed 2 or more diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, over the next 8.7 years compared to women who consumed few to none, 0-3 diet drinks per month, according to a recent study.
This was after controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors.
Cardiovascular Events Defined
Cardiovascular events included coronary heart disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary revascularization procedure, ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot in the brain), peripheral arterial disease.
Conclusion: Diet Drinks Are Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems
“This analysis demonstrates an association between high diet drink intake [two or more diet drinks per day] and [cardiovascular] outcomes and mortality in post-menopausal women in the [Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study],” the authors of the study concluded.
Subjects: 59,614 women, average age of 62.8 years, followed for average of 8.7 years
The study followed 59,614 women with an average age of 62.8 years.
They were followed for an average of 8.7 years.
Vyas A, Rubenstein L, Robinson J, Seguin RA, Vitolins MZ, Kazlauskaite R, Shikany JM, Johnson KC, Snetselaar L, and Wallace R. Diet drink consumption and the risk of cardiovascular events: a report from the Women’s Health Initiative. J Gen Intern Med, 2015 Apr; 30(4): 462-468.
Author’s Contact Info
Ankur Vyas, MD
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr
Int. Med. E316-1 GH
Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
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