According to a recent study, people who drink diet sodas daily have three times higher risk of a heart stroke and dementia, compared to people who drink one less than once a week.
As per Health News reports, doctors say that diet drinks are unhealthy and surely not a good alternative to sugary drinks, suggesting that people need to limit both.
Though the findings did not prove any damage to the brain, but they support other studies showing people that drink frequently with poor health.
The research study, led by Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine and colleagues, studied over 4,000 participants for their report, published in the journal Stroke.
“We found that those people who were consuming diet soda on a daily basis were three times as likely to develop both stroke and dementia within the next 10 years as compared to those who did not consume diet soda,” Pase told ABC News.
“Our study provides further evidence to link consumption of artificially sweetened beverages with the risk of stroke,” the team wrote.
“To our knowledge, our study is the first to report an association between daily intake of artificially sweetened soft drink and an increased risk of both all-cause dementia and dementia because of Alzheimer’s disease.”