Diet Coke and other diet soft drinks are often labeled as a healthier alternative to regular soda because they do not contain sugar.
Another study report showed that people who drank diet soda every day had a 36% greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome and a 67% greater risk of developing diabetes. (Source: HHP)
A study shows that people who consume diet soda every day are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack, or have died from vascular disease. (Source: HHP)
The result of drinking diet soda and its link with the heart’s health also depends on the factors like smoking, exercise, weight, sodium intake, high cholesterol, etc.
If the diet soda that you are consuming has artificial sweeteners in it, then it disrupts the gut microbiome which leads to obesity and inflammation, both of which are risk factors for heart disease.
It is recommended that individuals limit the consumption of diet soda and other artificially sweetened beverages and opt for other healthier alternatives.