STATES CHRONICLE – Many people consume diet sodas being in a constant battle to lose some extra pounds. A new study indicated that cutting off some calories while using diet sodas, might increase the risk of stroke or even dementia. An artificially sweetened beverage every day was discovered to triple the chances of a stroke compared to drinking less than soda per week.
Diet sodas are believed to multiply the chances of developing dementia or experiencing a stroke
Nevertheless, only some people in the study had a stroke or developed dementia, this indicating that the risk for such diseases to affect people is pretty low. Matthew Pase, the lead researcher of the new study, claims that he and his team could not indicate the cause and the effect of this type of drinks. Nevertheless, the outcomes of their research suggested that they should carefully analyze artificially sweetened drinks like diet sodas to understand their effects on the human body and what diseases could they trigger.
Pase is a senior fellow in the department of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. He highlighted the idea that they do not know for sure why there is a connection between those illnesses and diet sodas. Some other researches indicated that artificially sweetened drinks were related to vascular conditions which might affect the brain.
However, to be 100% sure, researchers need to develop further studies and find evidence
Other studies revealed that there is a connection between diet beverages and weight gain that can increase the risk of developing dementia or experiencing a stroke. Pase stated that another research unveiled that artificial sweeteners are responsible for altering gut bacteria which might have a negative consequence on the human body. When it comes to diet drinks, people should try to be more cautious about how many such beverages they consume.
Even if the label says ‘diet’ it does not mean that the ingredients are healthy. The new study was published on April 20 in the Stroke journal. Hannah Gardner, an assistant scientist in the department of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, stated that researchers do not have enough evidence to support 100% the idea that artificially sweetened sodas should be prevented. Neither artificially sweetened beverages, nor sugar-sweetened ones are healthy.
Gardener claimed that many studies had revealed evidence regarding the fact that sugar-sweetened sodas may cause health problems affecting our brain and heart. Would you continue to consume artificially sweetened drinks?
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