Higher Stroke Risk In Women Linked With Soft Drinks

Soft Drinks Linked With Higher Stroke Risk In Women

Soft Drinks Linked With Higher Stroke Risk In Women

A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that drinking too many sugary drinks can have a greater impact on stroke risk in women.

The research found that excessive consumption of soft drinks was strongly linked with a stroke with ischemic stroke being the most likely in women.

Non-alcoholic soft drinks have been strongly linked with diabetes and obesity in previous studies. The latest research which was carried out examined the association between the risk of cardiovascular disease and soft drink consumption from a large population within Japan.

The study group was nearly 40,000 Japanese men and women aged between 40 and 59 years whose soft drink consumption was measured through a self administered frequency questionnaire.

The study group had 18 years of check-ups, which accounted for 1,922 cases of stroke, including 1047 ischemic strokes and 859 hemorrhagic strokes were found.

The study found that women with the highest soft drink consumption had 21% more chance of suffering any type of stroke and 83% more chance to suffer from an ischemic stroke, when compared against those who had the lowest consumption. The link remained considerable even after the exclusion of early incidents within 3 to 9 years from the start of the study.

Similarly, an opposite non significant link was found in men. After the exclusion of participants with other diseases or disorders at the start of the study, the link wasn’t as strong.

However, Hemorrhagic stroke in either women and men was not linked to the consumption of soft drinks.

The study confirmed that soft drink consumption is linked with a greater risk of ischemic stroke for women.