Study claims a link between diet sodas and stroke and dementia
Cohort study that doesn’t look at causation, has some odd results.
John Timmer - Apr 22, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Excessive intake of sugar has been linked to a huge variety of health problems, many of them a consequence of the obesity that's also linked to excessive sugar. That's led many people to switch to drinks with artificial sweeteners that aren't metabolized by the body. A new study is now suggesting that these sweeteners are associated with their own health risks, namely stroke and dementia. But the study doesn't get into causality, and there's enough oddities in the data to suggest that it's not time to purge your fridge just yet.
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