[ExI] diet soda and dementia
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Subject: [ExI] diet soda and dementia
Washington Post reports that a 10 years study of 4,000 people showed that people who had one or more diet sodas a day had three times the likelihood of developing dementia (which was still pretty low). A control group of sugary sodas showed no such effect.
Note that this is a correlation, not necessarily showing causation.
Ja, they need to correct for age. Older people drinking sugar sodas indicates a prime candidate for diabetes, which would increase the chances they would perish before developing dementia. This argument was advanced to those who saw a correlation that indicated nicotine reduces the incidence of AD: smoking prevents Alzheimer’s by slaying the patient before they get all that old.
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