A study found that drinking artificially sweetened, diet drinks increases risk of AFib: Here’s what to know

 According to a recent study, people who consume excessive amounts of artificially sweetened beverages, such as diet Coke,,,

 run a 20% greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an abnormal heart beat.  

 The study was highlighted by the American Heart Association, or AHA, and showed that consuming two liters ,,,

 (about 67 ounces) or more of artificially sweetened beverages per week increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFIb).   

 Drinking the same amount of sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risk by 10%.  

 It also revealed an 8% decreased incidence of AFib in those who drank one liter (about 34 ounces) or less of unsweetened juice.  

 According to its findings, the people who drank artificially sweetened beverages were probably younger, female,,,  

 and had a higher BMI than the people who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages, who were probably younger and male.  

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