Why Is Soda Not So Sweet?

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Soda may taste sweet, but when you know it raises your stroke risk by 16 percent, it begins to fall flat.

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You might ask: what’s really the harm in drinking soda in moderation—say, a can a day?

According to Adam Bernstein, MD, DSc, of Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, even that amount—even if it’s diet soda—can hurt your health. He led a study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found that consuming one can of soda each day, either sugar-sweetened or diet, increased a person’s risk of stroke over time by 16 percent.

 Read the full story: Do you Drink Soda Every Day?

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