This story absolutely dominated the entire front page of The Express.
ONE can of diet fizzy drink a day can dramatically increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack, a study has revealed.
The new findings claim that millions of Britons who believe that the drinks are healthier and can keep them in trim may in fact be wrong.
It is the latest research to highlight the growing health concerns associated with non-alcoholic drinks like carbonated liquids and fruit juices.
Previous studies have shown that the drinks, which are packed with artificial sweetener, can cause long-term liver damage similar to that seen as a result of chronic alcohol abuse.
And others have shown that having as little as a couple of cans of pop a day, like cola or lemonade, raises the risk of liver damage as well as potentially causing diabetes and heart damage.
Just read the whole thing. It’s hilarious. Highlights include the use of scare quotes around the word “vascular” and a remarkable 11th hour volte-face on the perils of fruit juice. Personally I’ll stick to drinking gin (without the tonic – especially not lethal slimline tonic) out of a cracked teapot.