We all know water is the healthiest beverage to drink, but a recent study found that one type of drink actually increases risk for stroke while a dessert liquid cuts risk.
In a study published in May’s issue of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that sodas are linked with a marked increase in risk for stroke, especially for women- regardless of whether or not they were diet or filled with sugar.
At the same time, coffee drinkers were found to have slightly reduced risk of stroke. Decaffeinated and caffeinated types both showed a reduced risk.
Many studies have correlated other health issues with soft drink consumption, such as blood pressure, weight gain, and sleeplessness, but this was one of the first to directly focus on stroke.
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