Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk.

For years, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks.

Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are just some of the chronic diseases that scientists have been able to see a connection with sugary beverages, but now a new observational study finds a link between the consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, and the risk of cancer.

In the past there has been studies done on rodents which has shown that soda can increase tumor growth and increase cancer spreading throughout the body.

This new research shows a connection between sugary drinks and cancer. The study, appearing in the July issue of the British Medical Journal , finds an association between high intake of sugary drinks and cancer.

The drinks they studied included, soft drinks, fruit drinks, 100% fruit juices without any added sugar, milk-based sugary drinks, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

The study showed that with the in the intake of sugary drinks, the risk of overall cancer rose by 18%, and the risk of breast cancer increased by 22%.

Sources:  : Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk Published Thursday 11 July 2019   By Ana Sandoiu

Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohortBMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 10 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l2408

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