Claim: Diet Coke heart risk; 2 a day raise danger 25%


This study is junk science because:

  • The causes of heart disease are multitudinous;
  • The reported correlations are extremely weak and, so flaky; and
  • There is no biological plausibility to the claim.

Here is the report from The Sun (UK):

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2 thoughts on “Claim: Diet Coke heart risk; 2 a day raise danger 25%”

  1. Another glaring problem with this “study”, self-reporting of consumption. Geez. And an Amen to E.N. Curtis above.

  2. Another reason is that the statistics on heart disease are wildly inaccurate. Mostly based on death certificate diagnoses and self-related information conveyed by telephone interview and/or survey-type questionnaires. Also a number of studies on diagnoses of heart related disorders in hospitalized patients show that the clinical diagnoses based on histories, clinical course, and hospital tests are wrong between 1/3 and 1/2 the time. I cited a few of the references for this in my book “The Cholesterol Delusion”.

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