Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Diet Soda Will Make Your Heart Explode, Probably

"People who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be putting themselves at an increased risk of suffering vascular events such as stroke, heart attack and vascular death."


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jfruh (#713)


KenWheaton (#401)

Or they may not!

Is Balk putting a boot up their ass considered a "vascular event"?

cherrispryte (#444)

Finally, a health warning that DOESN'T apply to me.

Is this how all you smug vegans/non-drinkers/etc feel all the time? It's kind of a nice feeling.

Bittersweet (#765)

@cherrispryte: I'll admit that I say "I'm not a soda drinker" the way others say "I don't own a television."

davetar (#1,114)

They can come out with studies about small statistical correlations of negative health outcomes and aspartame consumption until the end of time, but I'm not going to care until somebody can tell me WHY diet soda is bad. As an artificial sweetener junkie it's pretty easy to write off as flailing reflexive moralizing.

After all, the conventional wisdom goes, you can't just get something (passable taste in a fizzy drink) for nothing (no calories). I say, YES YOU CAN! It's the future! Enjoy some something for nothing!

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