Yes, and yes! Both sugary drinks (of any kind) and diet sodas decrease brain volume, learning and memory. This brand-new Boston University study found that daily diet soda drinkers were 3 times as likely to suffer a stroke or develop dementia as those who did not!
Recent research points to the importance of avoiding regular use of sugary drinks or diet soda. Instead, explore healthy alternatives.
Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)