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Brain and cardiovascular health versus artificially sweetened beverages: not what one might expect

Evidence is lacking that artificially sweetened beverages offer brain health benefits compared to sugar-sweetened beverages.

1. Chen H, Chen J, Cao Y, et al. Sugary beverages and genetic risk in relation to brain structure and incident dementia: a prospective cohort study. Clin Nutr 2023 Apr;117(4):672-680. doi: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.01.015. Epub 2023 Jan 27. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36781080/

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Evidence is lacking that artificially sweetened beverages offer cardiovascular health benefits compared to sugar-sweetened beverages.

1. Krittanawong C, Qadeer YK, Wang Z, et al. Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Health. Am J Med 2023 Feb;136(2):163-171. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.10.003. Epub 2022 Oct 14.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36252704/

2. Li B, Yan N, Jiang H, et al. Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages and fruit juices and risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and mortality: A meta-analysis. Front Nutr 2023 Mar 15;10:1019534. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1019534. eCollection 2023.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37006931/

3. Yang B, Glenn AJ, Liu Q, et al. Added Sugar, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Findings from the Women's Health Initiative and a Network Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Nutrients 2022 Oct 11;14(20):4226. doi: 10.3390/nu14204226.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36296910/

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