By Alice Sholl

Diet coke dramatically raises heart risk, find scientists

Artificially sweetened drinks such as Diet Coke can dramatically raise heart risk, scientists have discovered.

Back in August former pharmacist Niraj Naik shocked the world with his stats about Diet Coke, the Mail Online reports.

From the first sip to 60 minutes and beyond, the Brit revealed the stomach-churning affects that the fizzy drink has on the body.

He claimed that the phosphoric acid attacks the enamel in your teeth, while the artificial sweeteners make you put on weight by sending your body into fat-storage mode.

And now, scientists have reported that drinking just two sweetened drinks a day can dramatically raise heart risk.

The findings cover drinks made with sugar and those containing artificial sweeteners — such as Diet Coke and Pepsi Max.

Scientists believe that guzzling your way through two cans can increase the danger of heart failure by up to quarter.

The research, which took place in Karolinska Institute in Sweden, tracked the health of 42,400 males over 12 years.

They discovered that men who have two daily servings of sweetened drinks each day were 23% more likely to suffer heart failure.

Although women were not tested, the finding may apply equally to both sexes.

Soft drinks have also previously been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity. So it’s not really that surprising that the sweet drinks have a negative effect on heart health as well.

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