At the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and at Harvard University, researchers have been looking into the effect of drinking soda and coffee on the health of those who consume them.
There is an increasing investment of money and time to assess the effects of these beverages on our bodies.
The news headlines have shown that the result of this research shows that there is a difference between the effects of the two different drinks.
What is it?
The study has hit the headlines and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
As part of the study, over 43,000 men and 84,000 women were analysed on a long term basis, from the 1980s until 2008.
Apparently, the consumption of soda has been linked to a rise in weight gain and also a rise in diabetes and other diseases, such as gout and coronary artery disease, plus high blood pressure.
This category of disease is said to coincide with a higher likelihood of a risk of a stroke.
It seems that, in particular those who consume sugary and low-calorie sodas, have a higher likelihood of a stroke.
This is significant as experts have noted that soda is the biggest source of additional sugar in diets.
Strangely, this was not the case with the consumption of caffeine.
It is said that those who consume coffee (whether decaffeinated or not) have a lower likelihood of suffering a stroke.
It is thought that the antioxidants in coffee may be responsible for this difference.