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Study: Sugary drinks increase risk of womb cancer

Published on November 27, 2013,

A new study has shown that as women drink more sugar-filled drinks, such as Pepsi and Coke, their risk of developing estrogen-dependent type 1 endometrial cancer rises, a form of uterine cancer. This is from the Telegraph…

soda cansFor those who drank the most high sugar soft drinks – up to around 60 servings a week – had a 78 per cent higher risk of developing the cancer.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota used data from 23,039 postmenopausal women to examine their dietary over 12 months against any later diagnosis of cancer.

The findings build on other research that has linked obesity to the increased risk of this form of cancer.

Maki Inoue-Choi, who led this study at the school of public health at the University of Minnesota, said: “Other studies have shown increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has paralleled the increase in obesity.

“Obese women tend to have higher levels of estrogens and insulin than women of normal weight.

“Increased levels of estrogens and insulin are established risk factors for endometrial cancer.”

The researchers, whose findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, also examined whether other sweetened food increased the risk.

They found no association between sweet snacks, cakes or starchy foods and cancer. Sugar free soft drinks also did not appear to increase the risk of cancer.

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Diabetes Danger In Just ONE Sugary Drink A Day: Chance Of Developing Type 2 Increases By A Fifth

Published on April 30, 2013,

Drinking just one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists have warned. A major study found the risk rose by as much as 22 per cent for every 12oz serving of sugar-sweetened drink – a typical can – consumed per day. This is the report from the Daily Mail, with other links to the story below…

Softdrinks in supermarket

Softdrinks in supermarket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Soft drinks have previously been linked with weight gain and obesity – a well-known trigger for type 2 diabetes – but researchers say the effect goes beyond body weight and may be caused by an increase in insulin resistance.

The study of almost 30,000 people living in eight European countries, including Britain, follows US research which made near-identical findings. Scientists at Imperial College London wanted to determine whether the link held good in Europe, where soft drinks are less popular than in America.

Professor Nick Wareham, of the Medical Research Council’s epidemiology unit, who oversaw the study, said it was more evidence that people should be cautious about the amount of sugary soft drink they consumed.

He said: ‘This finding adds to growing global literature suggesting that there is a link between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, obesity and risk of development of type 2 diabetes.

‘This observation suggests that consumption of these beverages should be limited as part of an overall healthy diet.’

Researchers found that the risk of type 2 diabetes rose 22 per cent for people having one 12oz (336ml) serving of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day compared with those not having any. For those having two soft drinks, it rose a further 22 per cent over those having one drink.

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Soda: Is The Fizz Killing Us? – Facts & Infographic

Published on March 8, 2013,

The website Maps of the World has published this informative infographic packed with facts and figures about soft drink soda consumption around the world and the impact it is having on health…

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Here’s a text version from with sources for data

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