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Increased risk of colon and kidney cancer

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A new study has found that sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with an increased risk of colorectal and kidney cancer deaths. [사진=게티이미지뱅크]

Everyone knows that sugary drinks are bad for health. So, if I drink these drinks, will I get cancer? A study has found that sugar sweetened drinks can increase the risk of death from certain cancers.

The US medical media ‘Medical Daily’ reported the results of the study published in the journal Cancer, Epidiology, Biomarkers & Prevention on the 16th (local time).

The research team looked at data from 93,4777 cancer-free men and women between 1982 and 2016 to determine the link between the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and artificial sweeteners (ASB) and cancer deaths. By 2016, 135,093 of the participants had died from cancer.

The study found that sugary drinks were associated with an increased risk of death from colon and kidney cancer, and that artificial sweeteners increased the risk of pancreatic cancer.

“Drinking sweetened beverages is associated with a higher death rate from certain cancers that is partially mediated through obesity,” the researchers said.

According to the American Cancer Society, participants who regularly drank sugar-sweetened beverages appeared to be associated with a higher body mass index (BMI). Sugar-sweetened drinks have been linked to cancer risk as well as diseases such as heart disease, gout, tooth decay, non-alcoholic liver disease and type 2 diabetes.

“Americans exceed the sugar intake recommended by dietary guidelines, and sugary drinks are a known risk factor for weight gain, overweight and obesity,” said the study’s lead author, Marjorie McCullough.

As well as sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice, energy drinks, sports drinks and tea should also be considered sweet drinks, the researchers concluded.

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