Blood Clots: Risk Factors May Be Diet Drink Overconsumption

The study, co-authored by Shirley Beresford, senior associate dean and professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and co-author of the study, said: “Part of what makes this study important is that people who Drinking soda or other sugary drinks on a regular basis tends to switch to artificially sweetened drinks for weight loss, when it’s ideal to replace it with water.”

This formation of blood clots in the small arteries is dangerous because it paves the way for further complications such as stroke.

In fact, the findings showed that compared to women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or none at all, women who consumed up to or more a day were 23 percent more likely to have a stroke.

In addition, they were 31 percent more likely to have a clot-induced ischemic stroke.

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