Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, found that long-term consumption of soft drinks can lead to hyperactivity and changes in hundreds of proteins in the brain.
Similar changes were observed in the brain and diseases in progress, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
“Many studies have been made on how a sucrose rich diet can affect health, but very little is known about the consequences associated with mental health and function of brain cells. I think I can say that excessive consumption of carbonated drinks can alter brain chemistry equally as it can change the size around the waist”, says Jane Franklin, leader of the study.
She recommends that thirst should be quenched with water and soft drinks should be avoided as much as possible. The latest study is focused more on the brain than the body, writes Daily Mail.