|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 17:59:02|
Fizzy drinks increase risk of dementia, stroke
Fizzy drinks are bad for waistlines and overall health. And a new study published in the journal of the American Heart Association, Stroke, just revealed an even more frightening side to what is known as “soft drinks.”
Drinking just one artificially sweetened diet soda a day was associated with a three times greater risk of later developing dementia and stroke.
The study analysed 2,888 people over the age of 45 for the stroke study and 1,484 people over the age of 60 for the dementia study.
The researchers found that people who drank a diet soda daily were three times more likely to develop a stroke caused by a blockage of blood vessels and 2.9 times more likely to develop dementia than those who drank an artificially sweetened soda less than once a week.
Researchers and doctors noted that both regular and diet types of fizzy drinks are detrimental to blood vessels in the brain and body. They said the overall message was clear: just drink water, accordimng to media reports.