Research Updates | Consumption
This study used Framingham Heart Study data to examine cross sectional associations between intake of sugary beverages and preclinical markers of Alzheimer’s disease (total brain volume; hippocampal volume, and poorer episodic memory) and vascular brain injury (VBI). Beverage intake was measured using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). When compared to consuming less than one sugary beverage per day, higher intakes were associated with lower total brain volume and poorer episodic memory. Drinking fruit juice daily was associated with lower total brain volume, hippocampal volume and poorer episodic memory. Sugary beverage intake was not associated with VBI.