If you're reaching for a sugary drink at the same time every day (* cough cough * coke lovers), you really ought to reconsider. New medical evidence reveals your seemingly not-so-serious soda addiction could actually be very serious. So much so that research could not find it.
Said research began to increase in cancer cases over 35 years old in the United States. Lewis Cantley of Cornell University shared. From there, scientists discovered that glucose and fructose, which were found to be sweetened with corn syrup, actually accelerated the growth of intestinal tumors in mice, The Sun reports.
Mice that were prone to intestinal cancer were fed high-fructose corn syrup-equaling less than one can of Coke per day for a human. As a result, "The tumor was eating the sugar … the cancer was using fructose and glucose together to double its growth rate." Terrifying.
It is important to note that, however, these tests have been performed on mice who have genetically engineered to be prone to cancer, so it may not directly translate to humans Taylor is the Editorial Assistant for House Beautiful and Delish.