Importantly, the negative effects of carbonated drinks were noticeable even among those who only drank one soda a day. Even these subjects showed more pronounced signs of aging in comparison with their peers who refused to drink carbonated drinks altogether or consume them less often. It turned out based on the results of magnetic resonance imaging and psychological testing.
In addition, the abuse of sugary drinks like soda (even if it is dietary) contributes over time to a decrease in brain volume, the size of the hippocampus, and a deterioration in event memory. And all of these changes ultimately lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
If you consume just one or two portions of soda every day, the result is that the brain will age by 1.6 years in terms of loss of total volume, by 5.8 years in terms of the state of semantic memory. And if you drink more than two servings, then the indicators will be as follows: 2 years and 11 years, respectively.
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