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Do diet drinks lead to dementia and stroke?

8th June 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Artificial sweeteners, Bite sized science, dementia, diet drinks, stroke
  Do artificially sweetened or diet drinks lead to dementia and stroke? The short answer is “no” but this is not what a recent newspaper headlines might lead you to believe. The headlines relate to a US study. The researchers used something called a “food frequency questionnaire” to look at the diets of a large

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Can diet prevent dementia or slow its progression?

30th January 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, DASH diet, Longer More Active Life, MIND diet, Mediterranean diet, dementia, healthy ageing
Eating well may help prevent and slow the progression of dementia. Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms that we see when there is an ongoing decline in the ability of the brain to function fully. The most common symptoms include: • Memory loss • Reduced thinking speed • Difficulty solving problems

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