Women who drink two or more diet drinks a day are at increased risk of stroke, heart disease or an early death, according to a study.
Research involving more than 80,000 women found those consuming two or more low-calorie sweetened drinks daily were 23 per cent more likely to have a stroke than those who drank them less than once a week, or not at all.
They were 29 per cent more likely to develop heart disease, and 16 per cent more likely to die from any cause during the 12 years covered by the trial.
The study was observational, and based on women’s own reports about their consumption, so cannot prove cause and effect.
However, the researchers said people should reconsider their consumption of…