Diet soda may be tied to strokes, dementia

Been saying this for a long time. By the way, Trump drinks a dozen Diet Cokes a day:

(CNN)Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.

Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke on Thursday.

The study sheds light only on an association, as the researchers were unable to determine an actual cause-and-effect relationship between sipping artificially sweetened drinks and an increased risk for stroke and dementia. Therefore, some experts caution that the findings should be interpreted carefully.

No connection was found between those health risks and other sugary beverages, such as sugar-sweetened sodas, fruit juice and fruit drinks.
Are diet sodas dangerous to your health?

“We have little data on the health effects of diet drinks and this is problematic because diet drinks are popular amongst the general population,” said Matthew Pase, a senior research fellow in the department of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and lead author of the new study.

When in doubt, drink water!

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5 Responses to Diet soda may be tied to strokes, dementia

  1. Imhotep December 11, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    Ain’t Capitalism grand?

  2. wobbly December 11, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    NYTimes reports Trumb drinks a dozen (!) Diet Cokes every day.

  3. Lless December 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    “When in doubt drink water” would not be an appropriate billboard in Flint.

  4. Izquierdo December 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    “NYTimes reports Trumb drinks a dozen (!) Diet Cokes every day.”

    What size — 12 oz., 16 oz., 20 oz., a liter, or two liters?

    Whatever the size, this explains a lot about our physically and mentally compromised prez.

  5. AmeriBev December 14, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    Low-calorie sweeteners have been proven safe by worldwide government safety authorities as well as hundreds of scientific studies and there is nothing in this research that counters this well-established fact. The FDA, World Health Organization, European Food Safety Authority and others have extensively reviewed low-calorie sweeteners and have all reached the same conclusion – they are safe for consumption.

    While we respect the mission of these organizations to help prevent conditions like stroke and dementia, the authors of this study acknowledge that their conclusions do not – and cannot – prove cause and effect. And according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), many risk factors can increase an individual’s likelihood of developing stroke and dementia including age, hypertension, diabetes and genetics. NIH does not mention zero calorie sweeteners as a risk factor.

    Scientific evidence does show us that beverages containing these sweeteners can be a useful tool as part of an overall weight management plan. America’s beverage companies support and encourage balanced lifestyles by providing people with a range of beverage choices – with and without calories and sugar – so they can choose the beverage that is right for them.

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