Scientists say that women were more likely to die young the more sugary drinks they consumed
By Gemma Mullin, The Sun
DRINKING Coke or Diet Coke everyday could increase your risk of dying young, experts have warned.
Two cans of regular Coke increases the risk of early death from heart disease by a third.
Sugar-laden fizzy drinks also increase the risk of early death from any cause by a fifth – and are also fuelling a rise in cancer cases, Harvard experts said.
While swapping to Diet Coke – or diet versions in general – is better, drink more than four a day and you’re still at risk of dying young.
In fact, previous studies have shown that the six common artificial sweeteners – aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, neotame, advantame and acesulfame potassium-k – have all been found to be toxic to gut bacteria.