Warning: Artificial Sweeteners Including Aspartame Found To Triple Risk Of Stroke And Dementia

Recent studies from Boston University reveal how drinking diet soft drinks packed with artificial sweeteners could triple your risk of having stroke or dementia!

Artificial sweeteners have been linked to numerous health problems such as diabetes and cancer. However, the industry continues to deny these health issues to the public.

One recent study titled, “Sugar and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia, A Prospective Cohort Study,” was published by Boston University in the journal Stroke.

Here’s what they found:

3,000 adults were divided into two different categories. People older than 45 years old, they looked at signs of stroke risk, and for the adults older than 60 they focused on dementia. When the research finished, they noticed that consuming diet soda triple the risk to develop stroke or dementia. The study lasted for a decade, and they could observe 97 cases of stroke (82) and 81 cases of dementia (63 consistent with Alzheimer’s disease).

Another interesting point was that standard sugar-sweetened drinks did not correlate with stroke or dementia in the same way that artificially sweetened drinks did.

The neurologist professor Sudha Seshadri, MD, was the senior research author and faculty member at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, she told Science Daily the following:

“These studies are not the be-all and end-all, but it is strong data and a very strong suggestion. It looks like there is not very much of an upside to having sugary drinks, and substituting the sugar with artificial sweeteners does not seem to help. Maybe good old-fashioned water is something we need to get used to.”

Mathew Pase, another author of this study, published in March of 2017 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia a research using data and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and cognitive testing results, from approximately 4,000 people. This study recorded individuals who consumed more than two sugary beverages of any type, per day, and more than three soft drinks per week.

The people who had a “high intake” of sugary drinks experienced several signs of accelerated brain aging that correlates with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. So the people who drink at least one diet soft drink per day were found to have reduced brain volume.

And how about Aspartame

In the past years, many researchers have shown the relationship between artificial sweeteners and many health-related diseases. However, the adverse effects of artificial sweeteners remains a controversial topic. Why? Because food corporations continue to plan and publicizing misleading information and advertisements to confuse those who question these unnatural food products.

For 20 years, the food industry has fought to win the FDA’s approval for aspartame – an artificial sweetener found unexpectedly by a chemist named James M. Schlatter in 1965.

The reasons why the FDA refused to approve aspartame for 20 years and considered it unsafe is because of misleading data, soaring cholesterol levels, and severe fluid loss in the body following consumption.

However, as usual, Big Pharma G.D. Searle who are the makers of the NutraSweet and Equal brands, did not want to give up without a fight. Moreover, they knew that they needed to win political alliances from the inside.

To help you gain a broader picture, we will share both sides of the story here and here, so you can get both sides of the debate. You can also click here to see an informative video about aspartame and what people from the health industry believe to be the real truth about aspartame. The video was made by Dr. Joseph Mercola.


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