Dr. Shayesteh: Diet pop increases the risk of stroke & dementia

Drinking a can of diet pop a day results in a person being 3 times more likely to have a stroke or dementia

Drinking a can of diet pop a day results in a person being 3 times more likely to have a stroke or dementia.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – One of the main reasons people drink diet pop is because they believe it’s healthier. Diet pop may contain fewer calories, but that has created a false perception of its effect on health.

Recent studies show that drinking a can of diet pop a day results in a person being 3 times more likely to have a stroke or dementia.

What makes diet pop so dangerous? What are good substitutions for it?

Dr. Shayesteh joined 33 WYTV Daybreak to explain the health dangers of diet pop.

Click here for a complete list of nutrition segments with Dr. Shayesteh.