The abuse of sodas can cause problems with memory, and also reduce the volume of the brain. Figured it out by scientists publishing their research in journals Stroke and Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
According to one of the people who daily use diet soda, three times more likely to suffer from strokes and dementia than those who do not drink. The study involved about 4,300 people aged from 45 years, which scientists three times in the seven years surveyed, collecting data on the quantity consumed of soda and cases of stroke and of developing dementia.
Another study by the same scientists, demonstrates a reduction of brain volume in those who drank diet soda at least once a day. In the same study noted that consumption of sugary drinks like sodas and fruit juices, also reduces the volume of the brain and impairs memory. Here the conclusions were based on a survey of 4,000 people about the consumed drinks and scan their brain.
It is noted that the reasons that diet drinks have a negative effect on the brain, is not yet clear to the end, but the researchers attribute this to the deterioration of blood circulation. So that attempts to reduce the number of calories consumed through drinks with artificial sweeteners in the end still has a negative impact on health. Instead, the researchers recommend drinking plain water.