Artificially sweetened beverages increase stroke risk – Study

Cubes of Sugar used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: YouTUbe]

A new study has found that artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) could lead to vascular diseases, local media reported on Saturday.

According to the study published on Thursday in the journal, Stroke, drinking over two ASBs a day could increase the risk of all types of stroke.

The result was based on an analysis of over 80,000 women in the U.S., as some other cohort studies of different U.S. populations also suggested the possible hazardousness of ASBs.

“In women with no prior history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus, high consumption of ASB was associated with over a two-fold increased risk of small artery occlusion ischemic stroke hazard ratio,’’ the study said.

It warned overweight women in particular about drinking a lot of ASBs, which could significantly increase their risk of ischemic stroke.

Report says the study still lacks replication to assure its findings, while the researchers did not identify which type of artificial sweetener is harmful.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.