Diet soda drinkers take note: people who drink one or more diet sodas every day are at greater risk of stroke and dementia.
More specifically, habitual diet soda drinkers have almost three times the risk of stroke or dementia compared to their diet soda-abstinent peers, according to a research study published in Stroke.
Researchers relied on two large, ongoing cohort studies. The Framingham Heart Study, begun in 1948, is a long-term, ongoing cardiovascular research effort, and the Offspring Cohort, begun in 1971, is a prospective epidemiologic study of the “offspring” from the Framingham group.
With over 10,000 participants from both study groups, researchers identified the strong correlation between habitual diet soda intake and increased risk of stroke and dementia.
The connection between diet soda and dementia deserves a closer look.
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