Sugar in fruit juice may raise risk of cancer, study finds

A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer study finds

Drinking less than one can of sugary drink or 100% fruit juice per day has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, research suggests.

During a follow-up, researchers found 2,193 cases of cancer were diagnosed, the average age at diagnosis being 59 years.

Anyone who has ditched soda for fruit juice in the name of health may want to pay heed to a new study in the British Medical Journal.

On average, men consumed more sugary drinks than women - 90.3 ml daily compared to 74.6 ml.

The scientists included all manner of sugary drinks in their analyses: carbonated and un-carbonated soft drinks, syrups, 100% fruit juices, fruity drinks, sugar-sweetened hot beverages, milk-based sweetened beverages, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

Catherine Collins, an NHS dietitian, said the "take home message is the absence of cancer risk in using diet drinks containing artificial sweeteners".

For every extra 100ml per day consumed on top of this, a person's cancer risk increased by 18pc for all cancers and, among women, by 22pc for breast cancer.

"However, this assumes that there is a genuine causal link between sugary drink intake and developing cancer, and this still needs further research".

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People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence can not establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday.

Obesity is a major cause of some cancers - and excessive consumption of sugary drinks would increase the odds of putting on weight. The study didn't seek to understand the reason for the link, though the researchers speculated that sugar's effect on visceral fat, blood-sugar levels and inflammation may play a role.

"When the group of sugary drinks was split into 100% fruit juices and other sugary drinks, the consumption of both beverage types was associated with a higher risk of overall cancer", it says. Participants were followed up with for up nine years.

Her team's findings support "existing nutritional recommendations to limit sugary drinks consumption, including 100% fruit juices, as well as policy actions such as taxation and marketing restrictions targeting sugary drinks", Touvier said. The study is observational, meaning it's only pointing out the association, not explaining it or establishing causation, per the BBC.

So, it did show that the people who drank the most (about 185ml a day) had more cancer cases than those who drank the least (less than 30ml a day).

But, alternatively, people who drink the most sugary drinks could have other unhealthy behaviours (eating more salt and calories than then rest, for example) that raise their cancer risk and the sugary drinks themselves could be irrelevant.

"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.

We've heard that drinking sweet drinks could lead to diabetes and even obesity as well as a plethora of health problems.

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