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Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:10:45 am »
Diet drinks are nasty on many fronts and here is more research that increase risk for major issues:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/health/diet-sodas-stroke-dementia-study/

How do they do all this nasty stuff?  Well, here are 3 things I know about:

a) They negatively impact gut flora

b) They increase risk for prediabetes

c) Some of them are excitotoxins (aspartame based)

Tea and coffee are a heck of a lot safer for most of us!  (Coffee increase gut flora diversity - a good thing.)
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Re: Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 05:02:33 pm »
Was this study controlled for BMI? Because I've noticed most people who drink diet drinks are fat. And having even slightly above average BMI is strongly correlated with strokes.

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Re: Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
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Re: Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 06:34:50 pm »
Was this study controlled for BMI? Because I've noticed most people who drink diet drinks are fat. And having even slightly above average BMI is strongly correlated with strokes.

Should be.  See the 2nd paragraph of p. 1:

http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/strokeaha/early/2017/04/20/STROKEAHA.117.017198.full.pdf?download=true
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Re: Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 06:50:26 pm »
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higher recent
and cumulative intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks was
associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause
dementia, and Alzheimer’s dementia. The effects persisted
when analyses were adjusted for total caloric intake, diet
quality, physical activity, and smoking status. However, the
associations between recent and higher cumulative intake of
artificially sweetened soft drinks and dementia were no longer
significant after additional adjustment for vascular risk factors
and diabetes mellitus.
Not exactly BMI, but may partially control for it. I really wish more research would control for BMI, considering it's the #1 problem with health related issues(especially for those under 70).

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Re: Diet Coke Linked With Dementia and Stroke
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 12:43:21 am »
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higher recent
and cumulative intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks was
associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause
dementia, and Alzheimer’s dementia. The effects persisted
when analyses were adjusted for total caloric intake, diet
quality, physical activity, and smoking status. However, the
associations between recent and higher cumulative intake of
artificially sweetened soft drinks and dementia were no longer
significant after additional adjustment for vascular risk factors
and diabetes mellitus.
Not exactly BMI, but may partially control for it. I really wish more research would control for BMI, considering it's the #1 problem with health related issues(especially for those under 70).

Good point.  Anything that modifies your gut flora - Splenda has been showing to modify gut pH for example - is unlikely to do anything positive when it comes to chronic disease:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Artificial_Sweeteners.aspx
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.

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