Sugared Soft Drinks Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

The health profiles of people who consume sugared soft drinks already have statistical risk of increased obesity and serious disease. Researchers now report results of a small but statistically very relevant study on pancreatic cancer, among the deadliest of cancers. Only 5 percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive five years later. Thankfully, the cancer remains comparatively rare.

Participants in the study who consumed two or more soft drinks per week (averaging five per week) had an 87 percent increased risk compared with individuals who did not. There are questions about causal relationships of the Singapore-based participants in the study. Results weren’t controlled for smoking and red meat consumption, other behaviors associated with increased cancer risk.

No risk was observed between fruit juice and pancreatic cancer. via Science Daily