Study suggests link between drinking too much diet soda, dementia

A new study is giving you more reasons to skip the diet soda, when you're craving sugar.

The health risks of sugary drinks are already well-known.  They can lead to obesity and diabetes, as well as other problems in the brain, like poorer memory and smaller brain volume. 

Now, researchers drinking too much diet soda could lead to dementia.  Boston University conducted study on 4,000 people of both sexes over 10 years.  Their research revealed that just one artificially-sweetened soda a day triples a person's chances of causing brain changes that could lead to dementia or a stroke -- this compared to those who don't drink diet soda.

Researchers suggest that if you're craving carbonation, skip the diet soda and reach for a seltzer.  The findings were published in the journal Stroke, which is published by the American Heart Association.