Study: Artificially-Sweetened Drinks Just as Bad as Sweetened Beverages

If you think you’re doing your body good by drinking artificially-sweetened beverages, think again. A new study reveals diet drinks are every bit as bad for your heart as sugary drinks are.

The study, published in Tuesday’s “Journal of American College of Cardiology,” found “both higher consumers of sugary drinks and of artificially sweetened beverages had higher risks of first incident cardiovascular disease.”

“Whether patients prefer sugar-sweetened drinks or sugar substitutes, I always caution patients to use either sparingly,” says dietitian Kate Patton. “This study confirms what we know from other research, which is that excess portions of both added sugary drinks and sugar sweetened beverages have a negative impact on overall health.”

Do you drink artificially-sweetened beverages to stay healthy? What type of food or beverage do you avoid because it’s supposedly bad for you?

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