Sugary Drinks May Raise Cancer Risk

Cancer study has bad news for people who drink soda

Cancer study has bad news for people who drink soda

They added that their findings could support existing recommendations to limit sugary drink consumption, as well as policy actions such as taxation and marketing restrictions that targeted sugary drinks. When people drank the same amount of unsweetened fruit juice, they were also more likely to develop cancer, the researchers found.

This is an observational study, so it doesn't establish cause, and the authors say they can not rule out some misclassification of beverages or guarantee the detection of every new cancer case. The majority of those cases were among people who regularly consumed sugary drinks.

Touvier said her team observed that sugar seemed to be the main driver of the link.

Possible explanations for these results include the effect of the sugar contained in sugary drinks on visceral fat (stored around vital organs such as the liver and pancreas), blood sugar levels, and inflammatory markers, all of which are linked to increased cancer risk.

Another possibility is that additives, such as 4-methylimidazole, which is found in drinks that contain caramel coloring, could play a role in cancer formation.

Responding to the study, the American Beverage Association stressed the safety of sugary drinks.

In an emailed statement, Gavin Partington, director general of the British Soft Drinks Association - which represents manufacturers including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo - agreed with the ABA that soft drinks were safe to consume as part of a balanced diet.

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"All current sweeteners in use have been through rigorous safety testing before being acceptable for human use", said Collins, who was not involved in the study.

The study was performed by researchers in France who analyzed data on 101,257 healthy adults from the NutriNet-Santé cohort study.

The intake of sugary drinks was monitored through a minimum of two daily recall questionnaires created to measure participants' consumption of 3,300 food and beverage products.

Several well-known risk factors for cancer, such as age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking status and physical activity levels, were taken into account.

101,257 adults were included in this study who completed at least two 24 hour online validated dietary questionnaires created to measure intake of more than 3,000 distinct food and beverage items, who were followed up with for a maximum of 9 years; risk factors for cancer such as age, sex, smoking status, family history, and physical activity levels among others were taken into account.

Of the 2,193 cancers contracted during the study, 693 were breast cancers, 291 were prostate cancers and 166 were colorectal cancers.

That's a major limitation, researchers say, as it's impossible to determine whether the association is due to a type of beverage or another hidden health issue.

We know that sugar is not good for our health!

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