The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published the results of a prospective cohort study that show increased consumption of both sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas are associated with an increased risk of stroke. The researchers collected data from 84,085 women followed for 28 years (Nurses' Health Study) and 43,371 men followed for 22 years (Health Professionals Follow Up Study). More information is required to determine the reason for this association.
For more information on natural approaches to limit the risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, contact your local Naturopath.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Tara Andresen ND