Diet Soda Linked to Depression in NIH Study

January 10th, 2013

Via: U.S. News:

Millions of people reach for an afternoon diet soda as a pick-me-up to make it through the rest of the day. But new research suggests sodas and other sugary drinks — especially artificially sweetened ones — could be related to depression.

According to the research, which will be officially released at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in mid-March, people who drink four cans or more of soda daily are about 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people who don’t drink soda. Coffee drinkers are about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than people who don’t drink coffee.

Research Credit: RP

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One Response to “Diet Soda Linked to Depression in NIH Study”

  1. LoneWolf Says:

    Aspartame Causing Severe Depression

    Nov 20, 2011 | By Dana George

    The National Institutes of Health characterize aspartame as an artificial sweetener that’s 220 times sweeter than sugar. It’s a combination of phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Both of these ingredients are considered amino acids, which can make them sound somewhat healthy in nature. However, there are links between the consumption of aspartame and depression.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/arti.....z2HgDxbArG

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