The study also found that people who drank the same amount of diet soda had higher risks of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Experts stress the sodas did not directly cause the deaths. Researchers say it is impossible to determine if the leading factor was a specific artificial sweetener, the type of beverage, obesity or another health issue.
The results of the study help support the public health campaigns aimed at limiting the consumption of soft drinks.
You can read more about the study here.
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