Sugary drinks may reduce stress levels, study suggests

April 16, 2015 7:21 PM

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Sugary drinks may reduce stress levels, study suggests

Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda or juice can reduce stress responses in the brain while diet aspartame-sweetened drinks do not, a study from The University of California suggests.

Although stress relief can benefit individuals, this effect may lead to over-consumption of sugary drinks, which is linked to obesity, study authors cautioned.

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