Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer

A French prospective cohort study, called NutriNet-Sante, was used to investigate the associations between the consumption of sugary drinks (such as sugar sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices) and the risk of cancer.

Findings included:

  • Consumption of sugary drinks was significantly associated with the risk of overall cancer cases and breast cancer.
  • Consumption of artificially sweetened beverages was not associated with the risk of cancer.
  • Consumption of 100% fruit juice was significantly associated with the risk of overall cancer.

Researchers suggest that sugary drinks, which are widely consumed in Western countries, might represent a modifiable risk factor for cancer prevention.

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Posted: 16/07/2019 15:40:54 by Deirdre Brennan
Filed under: Artificial sweeteners, Cancer, Fruit juice, Sugary drinks


 

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