Letter by Fenton and Bellman Regarding Article, “Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study”
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To the Editor:
A recent study using data from the Framingham Heart Study noted associations between frequent consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks (≥1 per day versus none) with incident stroke and dementia over a 10-year period.1 The researchers state in their discussion that their study provides further evidence linking consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks (≥1 per day versus none) with risk of ischemic stroke.
There are 2 reasons why this study should be interpreted with caution:
- The researchers emphasized the less controlled analyses …