A recent study found drinking even a small amount of sugary soda or juice every day may increase the risk of cancer.
Sugary drinks include all non-alcoholic beverages with added sugar, such as soft drinks, sports drinks, and fruit juices.
Previous research has linked sugary drinks to a range of health problems, including weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
The French study analyzed data from over 100,000 participants aged 18 and over, examining their consumption of sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages.
The researchers found that drinking sugary drinks was strongly linked to the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer, while artificially sweetened beverages were not linked to cancer risk.
They also found that drinking 100% fruit juice was strongly linked to the risk of overall cancer.
These findings suggest that sugary drinks, which are widely consumed in Western countries, may be a target for cancer prevention.
However, the study had some limitations. The participants were mostly women with higher levels of education and health-conscious behaviors than the general French population, so their cancer incidence may be lower than average.
Additionally, the study did not examine the link between sugary drinks and all types of cancer, such as lung cancer.
Despite these limitations, the study adds to previous research indicating that sugary drinks can have negative effects on health.
Therefore, it’s important to limit your consumption of sugary drinks and choose healthier options like water, unsweetened tea or coffee, and low-sugar beverages.
By doing so, you can reduce your risk of cancer and other health problems.
The research was published in The BMJ and conducted by Eloi Chazelas et al.
If you care about cancer, please read studies that a low-carb diet could increase overall cancer risk, and vitamin D supplements could strongly reduce cancer death.
For more information about health, please see recent studies about how drinking milk affects the risks of heart disease and cancer and results showing dairy foods may increase men’s risk of prostate cancer.
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