By: Lok Ter Pepe
Well, well, well. They have found something else that we should not take in order to live a healthy life. If this goes on, we might as well just…..die.
Researchers at the University of Boston found that people who regularly drank artificially sweetened beverages are also more likely to suffer a stroke.
They found that people who drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day were 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and three times as likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than those who barely drank any.
The results of the Boston University study, published in the journals Alzheimer’s & Dementia and Stroke, accounted for factors that could have influenced the findings, such as age, sex education, exercise and calorie intake.
“We know that limiting added sugars is an important strategy to support good nutrition and healthy body weights, and until we know more, people should use artificially sweetened drinks cautiously,” said Professor Rachel Johnson, former chair of the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee.
“They may have a role for people with diabetes and in weight loss, but we encourage people to drink water, low-fat milk or other beverages without added sweeteners,”
The research also found that regular consumption of sugary drinks, including fruit juices, were also associated with a poorer memory and overall smaller brain volumes.
So like that how?
Brb. Gonna drink a carton of coke zero to let me forget my heartaches…