Daily Intake of Diet Soda Could Increase Risk of Vascular Events

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Diet soda increases your risk of vascular events.

For years diet soda has been portrayed as the “healthier soda” choice because it has no calories. But zero calorie sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame come with risks including a link with bladder cancer, brain tumors, and osteoporosis. If that’s not reason enough to put down the frighteningly sweet bubbled beverage, new research recently presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles found that daily intake of diet soda increases your risk of vascular events by 61 percent, according to a story on the Today Show.

 

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Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Breast cancer cells (in green) grow only on blood vessels (red) in the brain of a mouse. 

Research has shown for the first time how cancers that spread to the brain establish themselves and begin to grow.

The Oxford University study, published in the journal PLoS One, has identified the mechanism that metastatic cancer cells use to anchor themselves to blood vessels in the brain. This could allow new drugs to be developed to stop cancers from spreading and growing in the brain.

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