A new finding showing diet soda may increase health risks has many health officials questioning the research behind the findings.
Researchers discovered that diet soda may increase stroke risks in individuals who consume the beverages. However, experts explain that as the findings about the health risks of diet soda are extremely new, the research is simply cautionary and not factual at this point.
Additionally, the findings of any single study may be flawed, simply causing unnecessary alarm for consumers and researchers alike.
Many study conclusions are not published until multiple studies have shown consistent results either for or against the study material.
The study evaluated individuals with an average age around 70 years old. Stroke risks are naturally higher for men over the age of 55 and women over the age of 65, so that many be one area to analyze of this first study.
At this point, many experts believe it to be unnecessary to make drastic changes or to remove diet soda as a beverage option.
The American Heart Association does recommend a limited usage of sweeteners. The FDA claims products containing sucralose, aspartame, or saccharine are still safe for consumption.