Possible link between diet soda, dementia

Possible link between diet soda, dementia

Over the years, artificially sweetened drinks, like diet sodas, have come under scrutiny in studies attempting to associate the consumption of such drinks with negative health outcomes.

"Our study shows a need to put more research into this area given how often people drink artificially sweetened beverages", Dr. Michael Pase, the study's lead author and a senior fellow at the Boston School of Medicine, said.

In these studies approximately 4,000 participants over the age of 30 from the community-based FHS were examined using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and cognitive testing to measure the relationship between beverage intake and brain volumes as well as thinking and memory.

In the study, researchers tracked the stroke risk for almost 3,000 patients and the dementia risk for about 1,500 more. Study participants filled their eating and drinking habits in questionnaires over a period of seven years. "Dementia is rare in people under the age of 60 and so we focused only on those aged over 60 years for dementia".

The research, which was conducted in the U.S., found people who drank a can of artificially-sweetened fizzy drink, such as Diet Coke or Pepsi Max, daily were at three times the risk of suffering a stroke and 2.9 times more likely to develop dementia in later life - compared to non-drinkers. Diabetics, as a group, drink more diet soda on average, as a way to limit their sugar consumption, and some of the correlation between diet soda intake and dementia may be due to diabetes, as well as other vascular risk factors.

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"More research is needed to study the health effects of diet drinks so that consumers can make informed choices concerning their health".

According to a new study, just one diet drink a day can triple the risk of a deadly stroke, with researchers also finding the beverages have a "worrying association" with dementia.

Spokeswoman for the American Beverage Association responded to the new study, saying that low-calorie sweeteners found in beverages have already been confirmed as safe by worldwide government safety authorities, CNN reported.

The research also found that regular consumption of sugary drinks, including fruit juices, were also associated with a poorer memory and overall smaller brain brain volumes.

While these findings might cause concern, researchers clarified that this study is purely observational and can not prove that artificially sweetened beverages definitely cause dementia or stroke.

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'This interesting new study has pointed to higher rates of dementia in people who drink more artificially-sweetened drinks, but it doesn't show that these drinks are the cause of this altered risk. This is the first time diet sodas have been linked to dementia-although it's not that surprising, says Pase, since stroke is a risk factor.

Just one artificially sweetened drink a day seems to increase those chances almost threefold, compared with drinking less than one a week, the researchers said.

Pase and other researchers say the work points clearly to the need to investigate the possible biological reasons artificial sweeteners might affect the brain and the need for more experimental and clinical trials.

In addition to being an observational study which can not prove cause and effect, the authors note the study several other limitations, including that the overwhelming majority of participants were white.

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