Blood Clots: Risk Factors May Be Diet Drink Overconsumption

In fact, the findings showed that compared to women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or none at all, women who consumed up to or more per day were 23 percent more likely to have a stroke.

In addition, they were 31 percent more likely to have a clot-induced ischemic stroke.

However, Professor Whiteley noted that “although the association between ASBs and stroke or coronary artery disease has been published more than once in the medical literature, it is very difficult to prove that the drinks are the cause of the observed heart and brain events.”

He continued, “Some doctors have suggested that the results may be due to other factors in the types of women studied who chose to have ASBs over other drinks, rather than the effect of the ASBs themselves.”

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