"Older women who drink a lot of sugar-free soft drinks should perhaps keep their consumption. The risk of stroke looks to increase, warn scientists."
"In order to keep down both weight and sockerintaget drinking many so-called light-soft drinks instead. In recent years, sales have greatly increased. But these drinks, which contain artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, appear to increase the risk for other diseases, such as stroke."
"It alerts us researchers after analyzing the outcome of more than 81 000 women aged 50 to 79 years who participated in the study, the Women's Health Initiative. The women were recruited between the years 1993 and 1998 and three years into the study, among other things, answer questions about, and if so, how much – so-called light-soft drinks they had consumed in the last three months."
"the Women were followed for an average of twelve years and the analysis, which is now presented in the journal Stroke, shows that there is a clear correlation between the amount of light-soft drinks and the risk of stroke, and especially when a blood clot clogs one of the blood vessels that supply the brain with blood, that is to say, a brain infarct or ischemic stroke."
"It turned out that the women who drank two or more cans of soda a day had a 23% higher risk of a stroke during the follow-up period, compared with women who only drank one jar in a week or even less. The risk for heart disease was 29 percent higher, while for the stroke patients was elevated by 31 per cent."
"Because the current study was only a so-called observational, the researchers can not comment on a possible causal relationship, that is to say, if it really was the soda that caused the increased risk or if there was something else. But the connection as such is alarming enough, they say."
"Stroke, or apoplexy as it was previously known, occurs in two forms: brain infarct or thrombosis, and cerebral hemorrhage."
"the Stroke comes in third place among causes of death in Sweden, after heart disease and cancer. Each year suffer approximately 30 000 swedes of the disease, which is also the most common reason for ltc needs."
"Strokes often lead to paralysis, speech disorders, vision loss and personality changes, sometimes also dementia."
"a heart attack means that one or more of the vessels that supply blood to the heart förstoppas, usually by a blood clot, and the heart can suffer from lack of oxygen with tissue death as a result."