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Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)


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Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain aging

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April 20, 2017

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Boston University

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Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not.

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