Normal Weight or Overweight, Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Cancer Risk

New research from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term consumption of these toxic beverages increases the risk of 11 obesity-related cancers (i.e., liver, aggressive prostate, ovary, gallbladder, kidney, colorectal, esophagus, postmenopausal breast, pancreas, endometrium, and gastric cardia), regardless of what you actually weigh. This implies that even if you are of a normal and otherwise healthy weight, you may still be at risk of cancer if you continue to drink sugary beverages. This conclusion likewise indicates that cancer manifestation is not entirely driven by obesity, but by its root — unhealthy food consumption.

The study, published in Public Health Nutrition, looked at two prospective cohort studies: the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS), which recruited 41,514 men and women aged between 40 to 69 years old, from 1990 and 1994, and the second wave of the same MCCS study which occurred between 2003 to 2007.

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