Hollywood and Washington, Beware: Study Links Diet Coke and Health Risks

It’s a long-standing joke that Diet Coke is the rocket fuel that powers Hollywood, from an entry in Stuff Hollywood Assistants Like to this weekend’s Oscars Diet Coke ad. But Tinseltown—not to mention Washington, Hollywood for Ugly People, which is also notoriously Diet Coke-dependent—may have to find a new pick-me up. A long-term study’s just linked diet soda and cardiovascular disease.