The risks of 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 (opens in new tab) 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 a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.

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