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Fruit Juice and Sugary Drinks and Cancer
A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds
By Nina Avramova, CNN

Updated 8:23 AM ET, Fri July 12, 2019
Cancer: The facts

*Many my age would drink TAB. a diet coke thing. So I am glad to see that having TAB would not have been a factor in my good sis beating colorectal in 99. And they told us that diet drinks were dangerous.

And my nephew was told if he drank any more Red Bull, cuz he is con ed and works a lot, that it would be his final act. he is barely thirty. These things are dangerous.

(CNN)There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice.

A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day -- 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer.
The research, which looked at more than 100,000 French adults, links consumption of sugary drinks to an increased risk of some cancers. This follows a recent study linking sugary beverage consumption to greater risk of premature death.

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"The results indicate statistically significant correlations between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and risk of all cancers combined, and of breast cancer," said Ian Johnson, nutrition researcher and emeritus fellow, Quadram Institute Bioscience, who wasn't involved in the research.

"Surprisingly perhaps, the increased risk of cancer in heavier consumers of sugary drinks was observed even among consumers of pure fruit juice -- this warrants more research," Johnson told the Science Media Centre in the UK.

Mathilde Touvier, lead author of the study which was published Wednesday in medical journal BMJ, said that the findings added to research showing that reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health.

"What we observed was that the main driver of the association seems to be really the sugar contained in these sugary drinks," said Touvier, who is the research director of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team of the National Health and Medical Research Institute at the Paris 13 University.

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Touvier said her team observed that sugar seemed to be the main driver of the link.
"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."

Another possibility is that additives, such as 4-methylimidazole, which is found in drinks that contain caramel coloring, could play a role in cancer formation.
Touvier suggested that people should stick to public health guidelines that recommend limiting sugary drinks to a maximum of one glass a day.

Responding to the study, the American Beverage Association stressed the safety of sugary drinks.
"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," Danielle Smotkin, a spokeswoman for the American Beverage Association said in a statement.

"That said, America's leading beverage companies are working together to support consumer' efforts to reduce the sugar they consume from our beverages by providing more choices with less sugar or zero sugar, smaller package sizes and clear calorie information right up front."
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The research found no link between diet beverages and cancer. The authors warned that this finding should be interpreted with caution, as this type of beverage had a relatively low consumption among the study participants.

A study published earlier this year found that drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drink a day was linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50.

However, Catherine Collins, a dietician in the UK's National Health Service, said that the absence of cancer risk in using diet drinks was the "take-home message" of the research.
"For too long the nutri-myth of sweeteners being a health risk has remained in popular culture," she told the Science Media Centre in the UK.

"All current sweeteners in use have been through rigorous safety testing before being acceptable for human use," said Collins, who was not involved in the study.
'There is more work to be done'

For the new study, the research team looked at 101,257 healthy French adults -- 79% women and 21% men who participated in the ongoing French NutriNet-Santé study.

Participants, who were on average 42 years old, filled out at least two questionnaires and were followed over a nine-year period. Their consumption of sugary drinks was gauged by participants submitting at least two 24-hour diet recall questionnaires, which asked about their usual intake of 3,300 different food and drink items.

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Daily consumption of sugary drinks -- sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices -- and artificially sweetened or diet beverages were calculated and first cases of cancer reported by participants were validated by medical records and linked with health insurance national databases.
On average, men consumed more sugary drinks than women -- 90.3 ml daily compared to 74.6 ml. Risk factors for cancer, such as age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking status and physical activity, were considered in the study.

During the study's follow-up period, a total of 2,193 first cases of cancer were diagnosed, at the average age of 59 years. Of these, 693 were breast cancers, 291 were prostate cancer cases and 166 were colorectal cancers.

However, this study is observational and doesn't show cause and effect.
That's a major limitation, researchers say, as it's impossible to determine whether the association is due to a type of beverage or another hidden health issue.

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"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.

"Clearly there is more work to be done and measuring dietary intake is challenging, however, 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," Lake told the Science Media Centre in the UK. She was not involved in the current study.
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I believe it, sugar is so harmful to our bodies and we start it at such a young age, a parent or yourself really have to commit to making a change for the better. Take an example Starbucks everyone drinks coffee for the most part and if you go to Starbucks you probably are getting a sugar overload in your daily drink. Go back to the basics and ask for black coffee nothing else. Ice it if you want but the more stuff you put in it, a daily drink like this will for sure hurt you in the long run. Baby steps getting off the sugar, will change your life. Like for real!!!!!
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gerber baby foods, the wee baby face on the tiny jar, was with deliberate aforethought selling in NY, at least, a few yrs ago, plain sugar water and labelling it as Apple Juice.

Gerber suffered no significant punishment. What parents learn and save and do to keep their children safe and healthy, and then some dipshit company uses its reputation of former years to deny,deny, deny.

They were caught. Wonder how many places are never caught. If one uses a smart phone now, it sends me all the products of food and even blankets and all sorts of things being recalled daily.

And I always remember how we learned in grammar school that the US deliberately gave blankets to Indian Moms for their babies. But they were contaminated with small pox.

We have had some pretty messed up things happen in our history. *It is the best country, nonetheless, IMHO*
Angel  It is Well with My Soul  Angel
I saw that article as well and drinks with corn syrup in them doesn't surprise me, but fruit juices did. We have 100% juices in our fridge and don't consume alot, but it certainly caused me to pause, especially since my primary care Dr. says I'm pre-diabetic. Cookies and ice cream are becoming rarer in our house.

Since fruit juices are included, would eating fruits, maybe in excess, also be a problem. Three pieces of fruit squeezed would likely make for at least 8 oz of juice. We are told constantly to eat more fruit and veggies and to cut back on meats, dairy and starches, it's hard to keep up.

I certainly believe that sugar in general is a problem and it's hard to avoid them, especially in processed food. They are hidden everywhere. Reading the ingredient label before purchasing can help making dietary decisions.

I rarely drink soda, but I need to dig a little deeper to keep sugar to a minimum in my diet :-S
This is a great post. I try as often as possible to just eat the fruit itself as opposed to the juice. Sugar is terrible for a person. I mean the only time it can be useful is for the severely underweight. Sugar ads bodyfat to a person.

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