From Healthfinder, the website of the Department of Health and Human Services, a study that shows pancreatic cancer risk doubled for people who consume 2 or more soft drinks a week.
“Soft drinks are linked with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer,” said Noel Mueller, lead author of a study appearing in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. “We can’t speculate too much on the mechanism because this is an observational study, but the increased risk may be working through effects of the hormone insulin.” read more…
To be fair, chances of getting pancreatic cancer are very low to begin with, so even doubling the risk is not the major risk factor in drinking colas and juices. Nevertheless, each new finding associating soft drink consumption with maladies should hopefully convince a few more people to take it easy with the liquid calories and to switch over to tap water.
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