(Image source: My Health Guide)


BY JASMINE BAILEY


If you’re an avid soda drinker and feeling a little blue— the two might have a connection. That’s according to a new study by Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.


KABB:
“Researchers say people in the study who drank diet drinks in the span of 10 years were 30 percent more likely to have received a diagnosis of depression than people who did not drink diet."


And researchers said the more you drink, the higher the risk for depression. MSN breaks down the findings.


More than 260,000 adults from ages 50 to 71 were asked about their beverage habits between 1995 and 1996. Ten years later, researchers asked the same adults if a doctor had diagnosed them with depression since the year 2000.


The results showed that adults who drank diet soda had a 31 percent greater risk of receiving a depression diagnosis; those who drank regular soda saw a 22 percent increase in risk.


A writer for Fox News notes the study also showed there is a drink that can combat depression— coffee.


“Coffee drinkers seemed to be slightly protected from depression. People who drank four cups of coffee per day were about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than those who drank no coffee.”


And that’s because coffee and tea contain antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can promote health and well being. And while more research is needed to figure out the connection between beverages and mental health, a doctor told WJBK that there are other risks to sugary drinks.


“And that is added weight, added calories. And too much sugar can throw off of course your whole hormone system which puts you at greater risk for diabetes.”


Researchers say that the findings show drinking soda does not directly trigger depression, but there is a strong association. The findings will be presented at the American Study of Neurology’s annual meeting.

 

 

Diet Soda and Depression: What's the Connection?

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Jan 9, 2013

Diet Soda and Depression: What's the Connection?

 


(Image source: My Health Guide)


BY JASMINE BAILEY


If you’re an avid soda drinker and feeling a little blue— the two might have a connection. That’s according to a new study by Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.


KABB:
“Researchers say people in the study who drank diet drinks in the span of 10 years were 30 percent more likely to have received a diagnosis of depression than people who did not drink diet."


And researchers said the more you drink, the higher the risk for depression. MSN breaks down the findings.


More than 260,000 adults from ages 50 to 71 were asked about their beverage habits between 1995 and 1996. Ten years later, researchers asked the same adults if a doctor had diagnosed them with depression since the year 2000.


The results showed that adults who drank diet soda had a 31 percent greater risk of receiving a depression diagnosis; those who drank regular soda saw a 22 percent increase in risk.


A writer for Fox News notes the study also showed there is a drink that can combat depression— coffee.


“Coffee drinkers seemed to be slightly protected from depression. People who drank four cups of coffee per day were about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than those who drank no coffee.”


And that’s because coffee and tea contain antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can promote health and well being. And while more research is needed to figure out the connection between beverages and mental health, a doctor told WJBK that there are other risks to sugary drinks.


“And that is added weight, added calories. And too much sugar can throw off of course your whole hormone system which puts you at greater risk for diabetes.”


Researchers say that the findings show drinking soda does not directly trigger depression, but there is a strong association. The findings will be presented at the American Study of Neurology’s annual meeting.

 

 

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