Sugary drinks linked to increase in cancer risk

Regular consumption of sweet beverages raises cancer risk by 20%, study finds

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers say.

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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 authors add.

Researchers analysed data from more than 101,000 French adults — 21% of them men and 79% women — and assessed their intake or sugary drinks in the BMJ study.

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