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Just ONE Diet Coke or Pepsi Max a day can ‘TRIPLE the risk of a deadly stroke’ and dementia, researchers claim

The Sun – by Nick McDermott

JUST one diet drink a day can triple the risk of a deadly stroke, a study suggests.

The researchers also found links to dementia described as a “worrying association” by experts.

But the findings were dismissed by some British authorities, while others have called for more investigation.  

The US study found those who drank a can of artificially-sweetened pop — such as Diet Coke or Pepsi Max — daily were at three times the risk of suffering the most common form of stroke compared to non-drinkers.

They were also 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But after accounting for all lifestyle factors, the researchers found the link to dementia was statistically insignificant.

However, the impact on stroke risk remained.

The team from Boston University School of Medicine looked at ten years’ worth of data from more than 4,300 people.

Its Dr Matthew Pase urged people to drink water instead — a stance supported by the National Obesity Forum in the UK.

Its spokesman Tam Fry said: “Don’t be fooled by the use of the word ‘diet’.”

But Professor Louis Levy, from Public Health England, said: “This study doesn’t show the full picture and more evidence is needed before any definite conclusions can be drawn.”

And Dr James Pickett, of the Alzheimer’s Society, added: “This research does not show that artificially sweetened drinks cause dementia. But it does highlight a worrying association that requires further investigation.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3376748/diet-coke-pepsi-max-deadly-stroke-and-dementia/

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3 Responses to Just ONE Diet Coke or Pepsi Max a day can ‘TRIPLE the risk of a deadly stroke’ and dementia, researchers claim

  1. flee says:

    Plus…
    It makes great embalming fluid.
    And will degrease your engine if you pour it on.
    A sort of…
    All purpose miracle fluid.
    Throw a few aborted stem cells in it for flavor.
    Mmm…mmmm
    Better than Starbucks.

  2. BMF says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I can think of some people I want to mention these findings to.

    The study might not be conclusive, but why would anyone want to take such a risk? Is diet soda THAT hard to resist? (Personally, I think it tastes like crap.)

    It’s best to avoid not only diet soft drinks, but ANY food or drink containing ingredients that can’t be found in nature. That’s not to say that all natural foods are healthy or that the occasional candy bar will harm you. But if you care about your body and brain, over 95% of your food will be natural.

  3. mary in ND says:

    Here is a list of what the body was designed to drink after weaning from mother’s breast: WATER….. the end

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