Artificially sweetened soft drink consumption was associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia.
A cohort study published in journal Stroke has implicated diet soft drinks in increasing risk of stroke and dementia. Another good reason to stay away from drinks that are naturally sweetened, better still filtered drink water. Here’s the study abstract below http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/04/20/STROKEAHA.116.016027 Background and Purpose—Sugar- and artificially-sweetened beverage intake have been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors, which increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. We examined whether sugar- or artificially sweetened beverage consumption was associated with the prospective risks of incident stroke or dementia in the community-based Framingham Heart… Read more Artificially sweetened soft drink consumption was associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia. →