Press Release from American Academy of Neurology on January 8, 2013.
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Hold the Diet Soda? Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression, Coffee Tied to Lower Risk
New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. "Sweetened beverages, coffee and tea are commonly consumed worldwide and have important physical--and may have important mental--health consequences," said study author Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, with the National Institutes of Health in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
The study involved 263,925 people between the ages of 50 and 71 at enrollment. From 1995 to 1996, consumption of drinks such as soda, tea, fruit punch and coffee was evaluated. About 10 years later, researchers asked the participants whether they had been diagnosed with depression since the year 2000. A total of 11,311 depression diagnoses were made.
People who drank more than four cans or cups per day of soda were 30 percent more likely to develop depression than those who drank no soda. Those who drank four cans of fruit punch per day were about 38 percent more likely to develop depression than those who did not drink sweetened drinks. People who drank four cups of coffee per day were about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than those who drank no coffee.
Hold：～をやめておく Diet Soda：ダイエット炭酸飲料 Sweetened：甘くした（甘味） Depression：うつ（病） Tied to：～と関連していた
beverages：飲料 is associated with：～と関連している Academy：学会 Neurology：神経学 （American Academy of Neurologyは学会名） are consumed：消費される commonly：一般に worldwide：世界的に health consequences：健康上の影響 MD：医師 PhD：博士 National Institutes of Health：国立衛生研究所
enrollment：登録 consumption：摂取 fruit punch：フルーツポンチ was evaluated：評価された researchers：研究者 participants：参加者 had been diagnosed with：～と診断された diagnoses：診断