9-Years Study Shows Cancer Is Tied with Sugary Beverages

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New research states that sugary beverages are a leading cancer factor, next to elevated risks of obesity – although it was not established a direct cause-effect link, scientists said on Thursday.

The research proves that limiting our sugar intake could have a huge impact on cancer rates around the world.

Also, a trigger in developing cancer, the consumption of sugary drinks has exploded worldwide in the recent decade, increasing the risks of obesity.

Last 10 Years Reveals An ‘Intensive’ Sugar Consumption

The World Health Organization advises people to reduce day-by-day the sugar intake until it is less than 10% of the number of their total calories.  They added that below 5% is even better, which means about 25 grams of sugar daily.

Taxing sugary products could have a beneficial impact on people’s health, and this measure was already implemented by countries as Britain, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Mexico.

The research collected data from 101,257 French adults, 21% of the men and 79% women, and the results were published in the BMJ British medical journal. The extensive study, on a period of 9 years, between 2009 and 2018, determined the overall cancer rates, where breast, colon, and prostate cancer fell in a particular category.

Some factors that ‘had a say’ during the follow-up period were family history, smoking, physical activity, educational level, age, and sex.

Here Are The Results!

The conclusions were that 100 milliliter (ml) of sugary beverage means 18% more chances to develop any cancer and 22% breast cancer.

Surprisingly, those who chose fruit juices instead were not exempt from possible cancer prognoses.

It looks like the evidence didn’t include prostate and colorectal cancer, but the researchers stressed that their work had a limited number of participants and is not 100% accurate.

One Last Word About

Specialists couldn’t find an explanation for these gloomy statistics but successfully outlined the influential factors, putting a step forward for public health awareness.

Amelia Lake, an expert in public health nutrition at Britain’s Teesside University said:

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. The message from the totality of evidence on excess sugar consumption and various health outcomes is clear – reducing the amount of sugar in our diet is extremely important.


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