Diet Soda: Researchers Find Links to Dementia & Type 2 Diabetes

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You may want to cut back on those diet sodas.

FOX's Alex Hein reports:

This is Housecall for Health.

Soda isn't the most nutritious thing for you, we all know that. But for those patting themselves on the back for making the switch to diet, hold off. A new study claims that daily dose of diet soda could put you at triple the risk for suffering a stroke.

Researches found that diet fizz has a warning association with dementia too. The study looked at 10 years worth of data for more than 4,300 people and said that the results indicate people need to move past the word diet, and consider other health factors when making drink choices.

The trouble might lie in the artificial sweeteners used in these calorie light drinks, which have caused world wide concern in the past.

The low calorie substitutes might lead to weight gain and can also increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. One expert said the brain isn't set up to deal with that kind of intensely sweet zero calorie version of sweetness that artificial sweeteners provide.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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