Most people have a hard time quitting soda pop. Despite unending studies highlighting the toxicity of these drinks many choose to ignore the evidence. Here are two articles that focus on the damage it causes on the brain and its circulation. The second one sheds light on the addicting nature of soda.
Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia
J. Stroke. 2017;STROKEAHA.116.016027, Originally published April 20, 2017
Frontostriatal and behavioral adaptations to daily sugar-sweetened beverage intake: a randomized controlled trial
Am J Clin Nutr 2017 105: 555
“Analogous to previous reports, these initial results provide convergent data for a role of regular sugar-sweetened beverage intake in altering neurobehavioral responses to the regularly consumed beverage that may also extend to other beverage stimuli.”