Diet soft drinks associated with stroke and dementia

Diet soft drink consumption has been found to be associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease dementia according to new research published in the medical journal Stroke. When compared with those who didn’t drink diet soft drink, those with the highest consumption increased their risk of ischemic stroke by 196% and Alzheimer’s disease by 189%.



Coconut oil may improve cognitive status in Alzheimer’s disease patients

coconutTaking 40mL daily of extra virgin coconut oil for 21 days resulted in an improvement in cognitive status in Alzheimer’s patients, especially in women, those without diabetes mellitus type II, and severe patients. The researchers concluded ‘this study, although preliminary, demonstrated the positive influence of coconut oil at the cognitive level of patients with Alzheimer’s, this improvement being dependent on sex, presence or absence of diabetes and degree of dementia’.