Do you like guzzling down sugary sodas or bottled juices? A recent study reveals that drinking even a small serving of juice or soda leads to an increase in the risk factors of a premature death. In fact, consuming one-third of a can of soda can increase the risk of cancer by 18% and the risk of breast cancer by 22%.
After observing around 100,000 French adults over a long period of tie, the study, led by Mathilde Touvier, concluded that there is a direct relationship between the consumption of sugary beverages and the increased risk of suffering from cancer.
The consumption of sweetened cancer puts us at risk for all kinds of cancers, especially breast cancer. High-sugar beverages lead to obesity and excessive weight gain, and obesity itself is one of the greatest contributing factors in the development of cancer.
The researchers concluded that sugar is the main factor that is associated with increments in the risk factors of cancer.
Study Reference: BMJ 2019; 366 doi: Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort (Published 10 July 2019)