Sugar-containing drinks not only harm your waistline, they can also increase cancer risk, according to a new study.
Researchers in France found that they consumed 100% of a small glass of fruit juice or soda A day worth about 3.3 ounces was 18% more likely to be cancerous and 22% more likely to be breast cancer published on Wednesday in the BMJ Medical Journal, examined more than 100,000 adults with a median age of 42 years in nine years. 79 percent of the participants were women.
Ninety-seven sugary drinks and 12 artificially sweetened drinks, including soda, sports drinks, energy drinks and 100 percent fruit juices with no added sugar, were tracked.
Participants filled in at least two online validated 24-hour questionnaires on diets that calculated the daily consumption of sugary drinks. The researchers measured the daily intake of sugary drinks compared to diet drinks and compared them with cancer cases in the medical records of the participants.
Nearly 2,200 cancer cases were diagnosed, with a mean age of diagnosis of 59 years.
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The study concludes that sugar is the cause of cancer, although the authors have suggested limiting the daily intake of sugary drinks. A bad idea ,
"As is usual with nutrition, it's not about avoiding food just to balance the intake," Dr. Mathilde Touvier, who led the study, the Guardian. "The recommendation of several health authorities is to consume less than one drink per day. If you drink a sugary drink from time to time, this is not a problem. However, drinking at least one glass a day can increase the risk of multiple diseases ̵
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