You can find in a Sept. post in this blog an entry on the problems with drinking diet soda. Recently, I read the results of a study headed by Hannah E. Gardener, ScD. Dr. Gardner is an epidemiologist in the Clinical Research Division, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida. This study was on the dietary habits of 2,564 people. The headline information for this study was that diet soda drinkers have a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. Even after accounting for risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption, gender and age, the research indicated that people who had the habit of drinking diet soda every day were almost 50% more likely to have a vascular problem such as a stroke. It was noted that daily diet soda drinkers may also have different eating patterns than those who don't drink diet sodas at all. If you have been thinking about stopping drinking diet soda, hypnotherapy may be a valuable tool to help you reach your goal.