Sugary Soda, Juice Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer study finds

Threat: Drinking pure fruit juice each day "increased risk of cancer by 18pc".

Researchers in France found that downing a small glass of 100 percent fruit juice or soda - about 3.3 ounces worth - a day was linked to an 18 percent increased risk of cancer and a 22 percent increase in breast cancer.

Of the 2,193 cancers found during the study, 693 were breast cancers, 291 were prostate cancers and 166 were colorectal cancers.

The findings of a large study in France do suggest, however, that limiting intake of sugar-sweetened drinks may help to cut the number of cancer cases in a population, the scientists said.

They concluded in their study published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal that "the consumption of sugary drinks was significantly associated with the risk of overall cancer".

On average, men consumed more sugary drinks than women - 90.3 ml daily compared to 74.6 ml.

Sugar is one of the most common elements in the average Western diet - it can be found in obviously sugary snacks, but also in products one wouldn't guess contain high amounts of sugar, such as certain breads and savory sauces. This spike in cancer risk was associated with consuming very small quantities of sweetened beverages daily: 100ml (3.3oz), or around one-third of the average can of soda. These adults were 79-percent female and 21-percent male with an average age of 42 when they were added to the study.

A spokesperson for the American Cancer Society (ACS) said the findings should give consumers pause, because obesity is a known risk factor for cancer.

A new study of more than 100,000 healthy adults suggests that regardless of who you are and how healthy your lifestyle may be, if you drink sugar (be it natural or artificial) you are more likely to develop cancer than someone who opts for unsweetened beverages.

Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after plane hits turbulence
According toCTV News, on an Air Canada flight set to stop in Vancouver, an emergency landing was made called in Honolulu today. CTV News reports that between 20-25 passengers and at least one crew member have been injured as a result of the incident.

The connection between sugary drinks and cancer remained the same even after the team adjusted for age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking and physical activity, the researchers said.

So, the study can not say that sugary drinks cause cancer.

"I find the biological plausibility of this hard, given there was no significant difference between groups in relation to body weight or incidence of diabetes, which is often cited as an associated risk", Catherine Collins, an NHS dietitian, said.

The study uncovered links between the consumption of sugary drinks and the risk of cancer in general, and for breast cancer specifically.

The authors said the study is observational, meaning the group can not state sugars cause cancer.

Susannah Brown, acting head of research interpretation at the World Cancer Research Fund, said the charity's own research had shown a link between obesity and cancer.

"High sugary drinks consumption is a risk factor for obesity and weight gain", she said, and, "obesity is in itself a risk factor for cancer".

"While this study doesn't offer a definitive causative answer about sugar and cancer, it does add to the overall picture of the importance of the current drive to reduce our sugar intake", said Amelia Lake, reader in public health nutrition at Teesside University.

"It's important for people to know that all beverages - either with sugar or without are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet..."

Related News:

  • Multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

    Multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

    Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer aboard his private jet. Those who voted to confirm Acosta in 2017 said they are concerned but have not demanded his resignation, POLITICO reported .
    France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants Google, Amazon, Facebook

    France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants Google, Amazon, Facebook

    The tax rate would be set at 3% and could hit some of America's biggest tech companies, including Amazon , Facebook and Google . The French government says the tax does not specifically target USA companies and will affect European and Asian firms as well.
    Princess Charlotte Looks Exactly Like a Young Queen Elizabeth in New Photos

    Princess Charlotte Looks Exactly Like a Young Queen Elizabeth in New Photos

    Hill agreed, saying, "I imagine that people were concerned that she was not cradling the baby's head adequately". She wasn't there as the Duchess but as a pal. 'I respect Meghan Markle's hustle and I respect her game.
  • Amazon Game Studios is working on a Lord of the Rings game

    Amazon Game Studios is working on a Lord of the Rings game

    With Lord of the Rings getting the Amazon TV treatment, perhaps it is not that surprising that a game is being made as well. Additionally, Leyou also owns Athlon Games , who previously announced its own Lord of the Rings project previous year .
    NY  showers confetti, love on US  women's soccer team

    NY showers confetti, love on US women's soccer team

    Aly Hoover, 12, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, stood at the sidelines with a poster of the face of Alex Morgan , one of the team's stars.
    Taylor Swift emerges as highest-paid celebrity on Forbes Celebrity 100 list

    Taylor Swift emerges as highest-paid celebrity on Forbes Celebrity 100 list

    The magazine calls Akshay "Bollywood's top-earning star", with an earning of at least 5-10 million USD (Rs 35-70 crore) per film. No doubt, he is called one of the biggest superstars of the country and earns huge profits every year.
  • Facebook may be looking for major VR exclusives

    Facebook may be looking for major VR exclusives

    Ubisoft isn't the only big-name publisher that's making new partnerships with Oculus and Facebook either. There hasn't been a mainline Splinter Cell game since 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist .
    Free Slurpees for 7-Eleven Day!

    Free Slurpees for 7-Eleven Day!

    As usual, 7-Eleven will be giving away small Slurpees on July 11 from 11:00am - 7:00pm to celebrate their birthday. We provide weekly newspapers serving Ocean and Monmouth Counties that are free every day, not just on 7/11.
    Google Translate's camera translation feature now supports 60 new languages

    Google Translate's camera translation feature now supports 60 new languages

    And most of the languages can be downloaded onto your device, so that you can use the feature without an internet connection. This produces more accurate and natural translations, reducing errors by 55-85 percent in certain language pairs.
  • Amazon Announces 48-Hour Prime Day

    Amazon Announces 48-Hour Prime Day

    Heads up, bargain hunters: eBay just announced plans to hold a " Crash Sale " on July 15 to compete with Amazon Prime Day . More than a million deals will be on offer, we're told, with "the biggest Prime Day deals ever on Alexa-enabled devices".
    Chris Woakes hails 'incredible' England after hosts power into World Cup final

    Chris Woakes hails 'incredible' England after hosts power into World Cup final

    England took just 32.1 overs to reach their victory target and book their final date with New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday. Morgan struck a boundary to seal the win and move England to 226-2 after Australia was 223 all out in 49 overs.
    Inside the world premiere of The Lion King

    Inside the world premiere of The Lion King

    Beyoncé pulled out all the stops when she attended the Lion King premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday night. One day I'm there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines.


Most liked

Stock markets mixed on US Fed chief's outlook
Traders will be eyeing that testimony for further clues after a measure of US consumer prices rose more than forecast in June. The Shanghai Composite added 0.82%, whereas both the Shenzhen component and Shenzhen composite additionally gained about 1%.

Hot Dog Buns Sold at Walmart Recalled in 18 States, Including Texas
Several types of buns sold at national grocery chains are being voluntarily recalled , just after the holiday weekend. Health officials say no one has reported any injuries or illnesses yet from consuming the buns or rolls.

Euro zone sees economic outlook worsening amid uncertain US trade policy
The commission underlined that economic issues between the US and China may prolong downturn in global trade and manufacturing. The European Commission's next economic forecast will be the autumn economic forecast in November 2019.

Astros' Marisnick appeals 2 game-suspension for Lucroy collision
Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, said he thoroughly reviewed the play from all angles. I walked him through what I was seeing. "Just turned out to be an ugly play".

Blackhawks acquire Nylander from Sabres
The Swede, the eighth overall pick by the team's old regime in 2016, never showcased the tenacity to match his array of talents. He also showed some promising signs while helping Finland to its fifth world junior hockey title in January.

Kohli and Tendulkar speak up on Dhoni's retirement
In the World Cup, Dinesh Karthik has got a couple of opportunities, but he has failed to leave an impact in the middle-order. Rohit also scored five centuries during the CWC19, the most by a batsman in a single edition of the World Cup.

We are still here - Federer and Nadal relishing Centre Court reunion
That said, this is the furthest Bautista Agut has gone in a grand slam event. "I think that's why I play that flat". JL: I'm sticking with my original pick from the beginning of the tournament: Roger Federer .

Virat Kohli reacts to criticism after Indias World Cup exit
Rumours have been abound that the World Cup exit could bring the curtain down on the illustrious career that MS Dhoni has had. Apart from the fans, the legend of Indian music Industry Lata Mangeshkar has also urged MS Dhoni to not retire.

New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final
But Kane Williamson's side posted 239-8 after batting first on a tricky pitch and then defended the total with some excellent fast bowling.

Will India vs New Zealand restart? When will England play?
It means New Zealand will now bat the remainder of their 50 overs before India have 50 overs to chase the total. India's top order was sliced open by a fiery opening spell by New Zealand's new ball bowlers.

Bakery mixup leaves woman with marijuana-themed birthday cake instead of Moana
Luckily, Kensli, 25, and her mom found the mix-up hilarious, and she shared a picture of the druggy dessert on social media. Her daughter, Kensli Davis, posted on Facebook saying her mom had ordered the cake from a local Dairy Queen.

Laurent Koscielny refuses to travel to United States with Arsenal
Arsenal fans have since been wondering what could have happened behind the scenes for Koscielny to outright refuse to travel. Bordeaux , Lyon and Rennes are some of the top clubs said to be keen in landing the services of the veteran defender.

Apple expected to release notch-less iPhone as soon as next year
The new range of iPhones are expected to feature OLED displays with varying screen sizes of 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches. This means that through this kind of feature, the user can use any part of the notchless iPhone display for authentication.

UK Ambassador to US Who Criticized Trump Resigns, British Foreign Office Says
As Brexit looms, Britain is also hoping for a free trade deal with the USA to mitigate the impact of leaving the European Union. In the cables, Darroch had described Trump as "radiating insecurity" and described his administration as "clumsy and inept ".

Manchester United Given Permission to Hold Talks With Southampton's Mario Lemina
Since previous year , I made it clear: I want to leave and go elsewhere this summer. I aspire to play in the very biggest clubs, now we will see what is offered to me .