Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?): Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain aging — ScienceDaily — BULLSHIT ALERT!

Posted: April 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Excess sugar — especially the fructose in sugary drinks — might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not.

Source: Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?): Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain aging — ScienceDaily

 

Diet sodas are a departure from my usual topics, but this jumps out at me because it is the same old causality mistake that so many “scientists” make.  I ask you, regardless of your background, who tends to drink diet sodas more, skinny people or fat people?  I’d say that it is fat people, more often than not, because they are trying to find a simple way to reduce calories (though diet sodas actually stimulate appetite and make them fatter, but that’s off-topic.).

So, what this is more likely telling us is that fat people are more likely to develop stroke and dementia, NOT that the diet sodas are causal.

Remember:  Correlation is NOT causality!  This mistake is often made with cannabis users.

AuntieBS

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