ARTIFICIAL LINK BETWEEN DEMENTIA AND DIET DRINKS

21 April 2017

 MEDIA RELEASE

ARTIFICIAL LINK BETWEEN DEMENTIA AND DIET DRINKS

The CEO of the Australian Beverages Council, Geoff Parker, today dismissed claims that artificial sweeteners in soft drinks increase the risk of suffering dementia:

“The link between dementia and diet drinks is completely artificial,” Geoff Parker said.

“Even the authors of this study admit that they failed to find any cause and effect, and provide weak scientific evidence to support their contention.

“The safety of low-kilojoule sweeteners used in diet drinks is supported by leading regulatory agencies throughout the world, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the European Food Safety Authority, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and Food Standards Australia and New Zealand – as well as leading health groups, including the Australian Diabetes Council and Dieticians Association of Australia.”

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