Diet Soda Leads To Heart Attacks And Strokes.

It can be inferred that "the bigger belly the shorter our lives". That's why more and more workoutaholics hit the road on a regular basis for a better shape. Good job! However, what getting in shape accompanies their giving up favorite drinks seems to be a tall order.  

Diet sodas may not taste exactly the same as their originals but they make the very enticing claim of being zero calories. Based on that claim, I drank a lot of diet sodas and felt absolutely no guilt. Big mistake… a recent study shows a diet sodas may increase the likelihood of heart disease.
A massive study conducted by Dr. Ankur Vyas of the University of Iowa observed nearly 60,000 women participants over the course of nine years. The study revealed that women who drank two or more diet sodas per day were 30% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, and 50% more likely to die of a heart-related disease. It was also found that who drank more diet soda were experiencing health issues at younger ages.
“This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our findings are consistent with some previous data, especially those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome,” explained Vyas.
Scary! Perhaps I’ll just stick to drinking good ol’ water. Watch the video below to learn more about aspartame and don’t forget to pass this information along to your family and friends.
(Source: http://www.metaspoon.com/diet-soda-heart-attacks-strokes/)

* Vocabulary:

- a tall order (exp): a difficult task which is unlikely carried out.
- enticing (adj) /ɪnˈtaɪsɪŋ/: attractive and interesting.
e.g.: Asking Jane out for dinner is a tall order for me, but I think that it is an enticing invitation because I'd like to make a big surprise for her. Give it a try.
- in/over the course of (n): during a period of time.
e.g.: He's been doing uncountable experiments over the course of three years to find out the authentic theory of evolution.
- Metabolic syndrome /ˈsɪndrəʊm/: the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems 
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