Nutrition

Is Soda Leading to Your Memory Loss?

Drinking soda—whether sweetened or diet—is linked to worse brain function.

Is Soda Leading to Your Memory Loss?
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Got a daily diet soda habit? It might be time to switch to water. A recent study found that people who drank diet soda at least once a day were almost three times as likely to have a stroke or develop dementia, compared with those who didn't sip the beverage.

A second study found those who often chose regular soda or fruit juice are more likely to have poorer memory and smaller overall brain volume.

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