Study: Diet soda consumption could increase risk of heart attack, stroke

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study shows healthy post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Nearly 60,000 women participated in this study, comparing women who never or rarely drank diet drinks to those who had two or more a day.

Those who had diet drinks were more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular event and 50 percent more likely to die from a related disease.