Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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A new study published in Stroke finds that artificially sweetened beverages are associated with dementia and stroke. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3000 participants and found that those who consumed 1 or more artificially sweetened beverage per day were more likely to suffer from incident dementia and ischemic stroke. They did not see the same effects for sugar-sweetened beverages.

Other studies have also found associations between consuming artificially sweete...