ANDERSON, Ind. — A new study claims to have found a connection between drinking diet soda and being at higher risk of developing dementia and stroke.
However, the study’s author is calling for more research to be done.
The study found an association between drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily and having an increased risk of stroke or dementia by three times the risk of someone who drinks diet soda less than once a week.
The researchers who conducted the study analyzed the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort. The 2,888 people in the group for the stroke study were primarily Caucasian, over the age of 45. The 1,484 people in the dementia study were over the age of 60.