The study at hand involved Europeans. It’s the first time I’ve seen artificially-sweetened soft drinks linked to premature death.
From JAMA Network:
This study found that consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with all-cause deaths in this large European cohort; the results are supportive of public health campaigns aimed at limiting the consumption of soft drinks.
Source: Association Between Soft Drink Consumption and Mortality in 10 European Countries | Cardiology | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
Steve Parker, M.D.