Diet Soda Linked To Increased Risk Of Stroke?

I always hated the taste of diet sodas so when I gave up drinking regular soda last year I just switched to that other drink… what’s it called? Water.

Diet sodas aren’t off the hook just yet.

Withstanding shaky claims that artificial sweeteners cause cancer and the possibility of being linked to metabolic syndrome, diet soda is still in the hot seat.

Presented at the American Stroke Association’s international conference this week, new research led by scientists at Columbia University and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggests that diet soda might increase a person’s risk of developing vascular health problems — those related to blood vessels — and stroke.

The aggressor: sodium.