Saturday, February 16, 2013

Drinking Soda Or Fruit Punch May Lead To A Higher Risk Of Depression

sodappressingA study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology as well as the recent study at the National Institute of Health found that drinking sweetened beverages may increase a person’s risk of depression.

The researchers found that drinking four cans of soda daily can lead to a 30% higher rate of depression. Drinking four cans of fruit punch can lead to a 38% higher risk of depression.

The effect was more pronounced with diet fruit punch/soda as compared with non-diet versions.

These findings are based on beverage consumption and depression data from 263,925 adults aged 50 to 71.

The researchers followed the participants for 10 years and found that at the end of the study 11,311 people were diagnosed with depression.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that soda causes depression; depressed people may just be more likely to pop a can!

Still…put that soda and fruit punch down a drink some water!

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