The risks of drinking a can of diet coke

This infographic exposes what happens to you an hour after drinking a can of diet coke.

Diet Coke

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An infographic revealing what happens when you drink a can of regular coke recently exploded online. It was stuffed with scandalous facts, but everyone consoled themselves by thinking that diet coke was a safe option. Time for some bad news.

Susan E Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist, explains that just one diet soda a day 'can be connected to a higher likelihood of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.'

It also reveals that drinking just one can of diet soda produces a short addictive high. Need help breaking your habit? Check out the infographic for all the grizzly details.

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Dom Carter is staff writer at Creative Bloq. Coming from an SEO and web copywriting background, Dom first came to Future for a week of work experience at SFX magazine. Away from the office, Dom likes to write scripts and short stories, and watch an unhealthy amount of Doctor Who.