Diet Soda Stroke
February 10, 2011 by staff
Diet Soda Stroke, (CP) – It is far from definitive proof, but new research raises concerns about soda, find a higher risk of stroke and heart attack in people who drink every day compared those who do not drink any soda.
The results of drinks should be “a wake up call to pay attention to diet sodas,” said Dr. Steven Greenberg. He was president of the Harvard Medical School neurologist and vice of the International Stroke Conference in California, where research was presented on Wednesday.
A simple, health experts, is to drink water instead. Doctors have no chemical or biological to why soda can be risky. It could be that people who drink too many fail to exercise, weigh more, and drink more alcohol or other risk factors such as hypertension and smoking. However, researchers have taken these and many other factors into account and did not see a change in the trend.
“It is reasonable to have doubts because we have no clear mechanism. This should be seen as a preliminary study,” said lead researcher, Hannah Gardener, University of Miami.
But for those trying to cut calories, the “diet soft drinks may not be optimal for a substitute soft drinks,” she said.
Researchers at the conference of the American Stroke Association International Stroke 2011 has conducted an experiment on this subject, and found that people who drink soda can have a much higher risk of vascular events compared to those who do drink no soda. They followed participants for an average of 9.3 years and kept track of vascular events such as the race took place.
They also said their results showed a link between salt and time. After a follow-up period of years about 9.7 years, those making more than 4,000 milligrams of sodium per day doubled their risk of stroke compared with people who consume less than 1,500 milligrams per day.
“This study suggests that soda is not a substitute for optimal soft drinks, and may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, myocardial infarction or vascular death than regular soft drinks,” said researchers in the summary of the study.
But all information on how much soda and sodium consumed came from participants’ own reports, not a controlled environment. It is possible that they remembered their habits or reported incorrectly or not to maintain these habits consistently over time. Researchers also do not know the specific brands and flavors of food and regular soft drinks consumed.
“There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that diet soda causes only an increased risk of vascular events or stroke,” Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president of the American Political Science Beverage Association, said in a statement.
Storey said that this information comes from a research paper abstract presented at a conference, and has not been examined in a study for publication by experts in the field. In addition, the study authors did not control for weight gain or a family history of stroke.
This is the first diet soda has been linked to vascular events, but previous research has implicated in other health problems.
A 2007 study for the dissemination of the American Heart Association Journal found that people who drink one or more soft drinks a day are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a precursor to heart disease, as People who drink at least one soda a day.
Yet the study also showed that the association, and has not proved as sodas cause of metabolic syndrome. There could be something about people who drink regular soda, which leads directly to the risk factors for heart disease.
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