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Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease.

13 / 06 / 17

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.

Pase MP, Himali JJ, Jaques CD et al. Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in the community. Alzheimers and Dementia 2017