Drinking soda linked to depression

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Drinking soda linked to depression
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 9:48am

Do you drink soda? What about diet drinks? It may be increasing your risk for depression. According to Health Day News, "Older adults who down several diet drinks a day may have a heightened risk of developing depression, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 260,000 older adults in a U.S. survey, those who had at least four daily servings of artificially sweetened soda, iced tea or fruit punch were at increased risk of being diagnosed with depression in the next decade." more

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 10:03am

Interesting article.

I do not drink diet soda, but I do drink coffee.  I have not noticed any difference in my depression, with or without coffee.

There are so many details to consider with this study.  Interesting Smile


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 12:09pm

I don't drink diet soda; aspartame gives me migraines.