If you think that drinking diet soda is a healthy option for avoiding sugar think again.

In a new study presented at the American Stroke Assoication Conference involving 2,564 people in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS), scientists said people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events than those who reported no soda drinking.

Aspartame has previously been linked with brain tumors.  Previous readers of this blog may remember “One Women’s Science Experiment” which graphically showed the effect on rats of consuming aspartame.  You can review that experiment here:

Aspartame, One Woman’s Experiment or Science Made Graphic


(1)   http://www.newsroom.heart.org/index.php?s=43&item=1249


(2)   http://www.webmd.com/stroke/news/20110209/is-diet-soda-linked-to-heart-stroke-risk


(3)   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392232/
Environ Health Perspect. 2006 March; 114(3): 379–385.
First Experimental Demonstration of the Multipotential Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame Administered in the Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats. Morando Soffritti, Fiorella Belpoggi, Davide Degli Esposti, Luca Lambertini, Eva Tibaldi, and Anna Rigano


(4)   Direct_indirect_cellular_effects_aspartame_brain_Humphries_