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Old 03-04-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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I'm going to get a scan soon but after drinking diet soda a few yrs I worry re: artery health, etc.

Alos, does the risk of CT radiation outweigh the benefit of scan? Anyone have a scan & get a zero calcification score?

Finally, anyone REALLY know the link of diet soda & stroke? Is it Aspartame or Sucralose? I have Whey protein w/ this junk it & will stop using if so.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I've had two CT scans, one at about 40 years and one recently at 49, and both times they were all zeros. I also drink a lot of diet soda. I am only one data point though.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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If you google this you'll see that the research study that looked at diet soda consumption and stroke risk had major flaws.

Diet Soda Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk - ABC News

The study tracked 2,500 people over 40(relatively small group to draw any real conclusions from) over 10 yrs.

For a start half of the participants were hispanic and a quarter were black.
Both these groups have a higher risk for stroke that caucasians.

The researchers didn't adjust the results if people had a family history of stroke

Plus, people were only asked once at the beginning of the study if they drank any diet soda. Didn't ask how much or how often.
So they were working on the assumption that intake didn't change over the 10 yrs.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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On another note, do artificial sweeteners in general have any associated cardiovascular risk? I still am unclear on aspartame, saccharin, xylitol, malitol, sorbitol, etc. The makers of these claim no but how are we to know/trust them?
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Just wanted to bump this up for any more info.
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