On this New Year, one lady from Michigan, USA turned 104. The surprising part is that she believes Diet Coke which is infamous for causing ailments is the key to her longevity. Yes, you read it right. Theresa Rowley, who has been a member of Sentinel Pointe Retirement community since she was eight nine, said she is astonished that she’s 104 years old. “I’m surprised that I’m 104. It just doesn’t seem like I should be that old. When I was 100, I thought I’d never be 104; I thought I’d pass away by that time but it just didn’t happen. Then I turn 101, and nothing happens. Here I am 104, and still, nothing happens,” Rowley told WZZM 13. 5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Diet Coke

This is what happens to your body an hour after you drink Coke. And no, it is not good news

This is what happens to your body an hour after you drink Coke. And no, it is not good news

She revealed to WZZM that she consumes at least one can of Diet Coke a day and it is her favorite beverage. “I drink it because I like it. I’m going shopping Wednesday, and I need more Diet Coke. I have a bag full of empty Diet Coke cans that I need to return to buy more Diet Coke,” Rowley said. She celebrated her birthday with a cake and members of her retirement community. While Rowley who has reached an impressive age may believe that Diet coke helped her to live long, many doctors and scientists would not agree on the same as many studies have revealed the links between low-calorie beverages and health issues like diabetes, obesity, and stroke among others.

A study by researchers at Boston University revealed that adults who consume one diet drink a day are three times more at risk from heart issues and other diseases like Dementia. Many scientists urge people to drink fresh juices, milk or water as diet drinks can no longer be regarded as healthy alternatives. What do you think? Is diet coke really her secret to longevity? Let us know in the comments below.