Study: Diet drinks increase heart stroke by 20%

High consumption of artificially sweetened and added-sugar drinks raises atrial fibrillation risk, while unsweetened juice lowers it slightly; atrial fibrillation is the leading cause of stroke in the US, with A-fib-related strokes posing greater danger.

Recent research conducted by Chinese scientists indicates that consuming two liters or more of artificially sweetened beverages per week raises the risk of atrial fibrillation by 20% in comparison to non-consumers.


Similarly, drinking a comparable quantity of added-sugar beverages increases the risk by 10%, whereas consumption of pure, unsweetened juices is associated with an 8% lower risk.


Atrial fibrillation is the primary cause of stroke in the United States, and strokes related to A-fib are deemed more perilous than those resulting from other underlying causes. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, fatigue, limited exercise capacity, or palpitations.

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