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The American Academy of Neurology has published new research suggesting that drinking sweetened...

The American Academy of Neurology has published new research suggesting that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is linked to an increased risk of depression in adults, while drinking unsweetened coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study,released today, will be presented at the Academy's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    "The American Academy of Neurology has published..."

     

    In this era of trillion-dollar deficits, can we at least axe "The American Academy of Neurology?"

     

    Yeah, I get it...they'll be back, like
    ACORN,

     

    but...still, for the sake of form?
    8 Jan 2013, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    That Academy is an association entity, not a governmental unit.
    8 Jan 2013, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • chriff
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    1. The AAN is a private, member-funded, organization with members from around the world...(which you could've found out by the simplest Google search).

     

    2. The NIH does fund a host of neurological research, which I assume you are actually referring to. If you want to cut that (we could save $1 billion, that'll save us!!), then don't blame anyone else when you get a neurological disorder that no one is trying to treat. At least if it's Alzheimer's or another form dementia, you won't remember how you felt about this. But that will be little solace.

     

    3. Sure, let's cut the public R&D spending and watch as other countries take over our technological leadership, losing the one edge we still have over other countries.
    8 Jan 2013, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    This just in: drinking water and breathing air both show a strong link to depression in adults! Every single adult suffering from depression drinks water and breathes.

     

    This astounding research result is brought to you without spending a single penny of taxpayer money to fund yet another useless study.
    8 Jan 2013, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    Someday when you grow up, you will go to high school and learn about science and you will learn how scientists determine when something is related to an increased risk of depression. Then you will think this post you just wrote is very silly, and you will be slightly embarrassed, but we won't hold it against you.

     

    Good luck in high school and remember knowledge is power.
    9 Jan 2013, 01:17 AM Reply Like
  • archjane
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    All the snarky comments are not appreciated by this person who needs the American Association of Neurology due to their diagnosis of epilepsy. When conducting research one never knows the answer to the research beforehand which is why these studies are done. You have no doubt benfited from some like research in ways you are not aware.
    8 Jan 2013, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • ebeuu
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    I prefer diet coke.
    8 Jan 2013, 09:54 PM Reply Like
  • orlangio
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    Well, IMHO it is reversed correlation.

     

    Sure people that have increasing unhappiness try to compensate by drinking soft drinks, and often if things goes wrong, switch to alcohols or drugs.

     

    Gio
    9 Jan 2013, 01:43 AM Reply Like
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