NEED two diet drinks a day increases the risk of dying young by one quarter, a large study has revealed.
And diet coke lovers and Pepsi Max see their chances of being killed by a heart attack or a rocket by more than half, compared to those who avoid things.
Experts say "important" European results – involving more than 450,000 people
They call on Britons to discard soft drinks and switch to water.
World Health Organization studies have found that the dangers of buzzing with artificially sweetened pop are up to three times greater than ordinary sugary drinks.  Diet drinking "worse"  He suggests switching to sugar-free foods – such as Pepsi Diet or Lukozade Zero – can be equally damaging to health, if not worse.
The study was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France, which is part of the WHO.
Leading researcher Dr. Neal Murphy says: “The striking observation in our study was that we found positive associations for both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks at risk of all deaths.  "It would probably be reasonable to limit the consumption of all soft drinks and to replace them with a healthier alternative such as water."
The message for home is drinking water – be sure to avoid sugary sugary drinks and be careful to artificially sweetened beverages.
Professor Mitchell Elkind, incoming president of the American Heart Association
The study tracked participants for 16 years – including the British – and is the largest study of its kind.
It found chances of f early death increased by eight percent for those who consumed sugary drinks twice a day.
But for those who eat two cups of pop diets every day, the risk increases by 26 percent.
This group also saw a 52% chance of being killed by cardiovascular disease.
Get A Message At Home: Drinking Water
The damn findings published by JAMA Internal Medicine coincide with the largest gathering of cardiac experts in the world.  Speaking at the congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Paris, Prof. Mitchell Elkind, arriving president of the American Heart Association, called for people to discard soft drinks.
He said, "This study is important.
"There are concerns for both sugary sugary drinks and so-called diet drinks.
"May have a direct effect [of diet drinks] – and other studies suggest that biological mechanisms may include influencing insulin signaling in the liver.
Hom The message is drinking water – be sure to avoid sweetened sugary drinks and be careful about artificially sweetened drinks. ”
Not so sweet
Previous studies have suggested that sweeteners can affect blood vessel health, risk of dementia and also cause weight gain.
One theory is that it affects the body's sugar levels and key hormones, such as insulin.
But others argue that unhealthy adults are more likely to turn to diet drinks, which may explain the findings.
Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Professor of Medicine The director of the British Heart Foundation says: "This new study shows that people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks have a slightly higher overall risk of dying from heart disease and blood .
"Wherever you can, pour in water and unsweetened tea or coffee and keep soft drinks as your handwriting.
Gavin Partington, Director General of the British Soft Drinks Association, said: "Soft drinks are safe to eat as an art of a balanced diet.
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the world's health authorities, as well as Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, low-calorie sweeteners are safe. ”
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