Saturday, August 26, 2017

Diet Soda and Dementia - NEUROSCIENCE

A study published last week in the journal Stroke found that drinking even one can of diet soda a day triples your risk of dementia.

This is the first study to find a link between artificial sweeteners and dementia, mostly because this seems to be the first time researchers have looked for a connection between the two. This provocative finding will now prompt more researchers to ask the same question, which will shed a lot more light on the situation.

As it stands, the evidence that drinking diet soda may contribute to dementia risk is circumstantial, at best. This study simply observed that people who drink diet soda regularly are a lot more likely to eventually be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Story via Scientific American

Paper (open the PDF for full article):

Source: Corina Marinescu

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