Drinking A Diet Soft Drink? You Might Want To Put It Down
According to a new study, just one diet drink a day can TRIPLE the risk of a deadly stroke, with researchers also discovering a worrying connection between the drinks, and dementia.
The team of researchers from Boston’s University School of Medicine, said people who consume a can of artificially-sweetened soft drink a day were at three times the risk of suffering the most common form of stroke, compared to non-drinkers.
The US study also indicated that diet soft drink fans were 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.
However, after accounting for all lifestyle factors, the researchers found the link to dementia was statistically insignificant, according to a report on news.com.au.
The results indicate that people need to look beyond the word ‘diet’ when making drink choices.