Consuming sugary drinks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, two recent studies revealed. To carry out the first study, a team of researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine pooled data from the Framingham Heart Study and examined more than 5,000 volunteer participants. The participants were instructed to log their beverage intake through questionnaires that assessed their diets over the past year. The research team found that consuming artificially-sweetened drinks was associated with increased odds of stroke and dementia among the participants. However, the experts did not observe a causal relationship between sugary drinks and higher dementia rick. The findings were published in the journal Stroke.