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A fizzy drink a day linked to strokes

Just one fizzy drink/soda a day could cause strokes in women. Not hearsay, fact.

And it’s not just one study but the most recent study is compelling.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research shows that women who said they drank the most soft drinks in the study (thats one a day!) had an 83 percent higher risk of ischemic stroke than those who reported drinking the fewest soft drinks.

Earlier this year, a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed a link between drinking a diet soda every day and higher stroke and heart attack risk.

Of course if you’re drinking fizzy drinks sweetened with sugar then the link to strokes makes complete sense. Since sugar consumption increases the risk obesity, diabetes, inflammation.

, then it should, in fact, raise the risk for cardiovascular disease, and that’s what we’re seeing,” Cleveland Clinic’s Adam Bernstein, who was not involved in the study, told Reuters.

The study included 39,786 men and women in Japan between the ages of 40 and 59, who were tracked between 1990 and 2008.

They filled out a questionnaire asking them about their soft drink consumption.

By the end of the study period, 453 people had ischemic heart disease and 1,922 people had had a stroke (1,047 of which were ischemic, the other 859 were hemorrhagic).

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