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For some people, there’s nothing like a crisp can of diet cola on a warm day: the satisfying noise when you pull the tab, the refreshing fizz that dances on your tongue, the sweet, delicious flavour. And best of all - it’s calorie- and sugar-free so you needn’t feel bad about drinking it, right? Wrong. It’s nothing new that diet fizzy drinks aren’t good for us, but a new study has confirmed just how unhealthy they are. According to a study of 4,372 adults by Boston University, diet fizzy drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than sugary alternatives. In fact, adults who drink one can of diet soda a day are three times more at risk, the researchers found. It’s all down to ... Full story

21 April