A recent Study from Sweden proves that Diet Soda is not a safe beverage option. It also revealed that the word “diet” in the product’s name is just placed to attract their consumers.

Two cans of diet soda can lead to heart failure

According to a report published in MSN, Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Sweden, found out that people who are drinking two cans of diet soda every day will increase their risk of Heart Failure by 23%.

The research studied 42,400 45 to 79-year-old men from 1998 through 2010. The study was published in the British Medical Journal in November.

The result of the study shows that people who are drinking diet soda instead of a regular one may see their health suffer for it. Furthermore, 509 individuals who took part in the study died of heart failure.

What’s in the diet soda?

Most people switch from drinking a regular soda to the diet soda because of its zero calories. However, Cassie Bjork, a dietitian from Minnesota, revealed that the beverage could cause metabolic syndrome. This is a group of conditions that include increased cholesterol and glucose level, high blood pressure, and large waist line.

The manufacturers of the soda replace the sugar with other artificial sweeteners. These artificial substances contain more intense flavor than real sugar.

The sweeteners also have the same effect on the consumer’s body. It will trigger the body’s insulin to turn the body into fat storage mode leading to additional weight gain. Moreover, a study from the University of Texas also found out that drinking the soda will increase a person’s waist circumference by 70%. It also causes an imbalance in the body's metabolism.

Other adverse effects that consumers should know

Another study on aspartame or artificial sweetener by Lipton RB claimed that the sweetener might cause headaches in some consumers. It may even lead to a severe migraine. The American Academy of Neurology also claimed that over the course of 10 years, people who drank more than four cans of the diet beverage would have the chance to develop depression increase by 30%.

A case study in the General Dentistry Journal found out that the mouths of a methamphetamine-user, a cocaine-user, and a regular diet-soda drinker have the same level of tooth erosion. Hence, drinking the diet soda can also ruin the consumer's teeth. The reason behind this is the citric acid that weakens and destroys the tooth enamel in the long run.