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26 July 2010

Diet soda tied to premature birth

New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births.

New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births.

Soft drinks both artificially sweetened and sugar sweetened were recently linked to high blood pressure, the researchers add, which increases the risk of premature delivery. To investigate whether there might be a direct link, the researchers looked at nearly 60,000 Danish women who reported on their diet, including how many soft drinks they had each day, at around 25 weeks of pregnancy.

 
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