Diet Soda Linked To Higher Stroke Risk
Dual studies released Wednesday suggests both diet soda and salty foods boost stroke risks.
Studying 2,564 people in New York revealed that people who said they drank diet sodas on a daily basis had a 61 percent higher chance of vascular events as opposed to those who didn’t drink the beverages.
Researchers found that there was a 48 percent higher risk peripheral vascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and heard disease history according to the data presented to the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.
Lead study author Hannah Gardener at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine pointed out that the data from future studies, if confirming the present studies, would suggest that the sugar substitutes might not be the optimal solution.
The second study took in data from 2,657 people from the same area and discovered that the intake of high salty foods was dramatic in the increase of the risk of ischemic strokes which cuts blood flow to the brain.
The consumption of more than 4,000 milligrams daily or about four orders of large fries would bring people twice the risk of strokes as opposed to those with 1,500 milligrams per day.
As noted in the article the average American uses about 3,000 milligrams of salt daily although estimates say the amount could be higher.
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