One more reason to never drink soda again

One more reason to never drink soda again

In case you didn’t have enough, we wanted to give you one more reason to never drink soda again.

Soda has been a controversial subject lately, causing the world’s leading health experts to plead for a tax on the sugary, health detrimental drink. Soda has been shown to increase weight gain, and the high fructose corn syrup and aspartame have both shown negative health effects.

New research from Consumer Reports shows that soda may even be linked to cancer.

If these reasons are enough to make you never drink soda again, here’s one more. According to a new Swedish study, people who drink more soda or other sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing rare cancers like gallbladder and liver cancers.

The study abstract summarized the following methods:

The study population comprised 70 832 Swedish adults (55.9% men, age 45-83 years) from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and Cohort of Swedish Men who were free of cancer and diabetes and completed a food frequency questionnaire at baseline. Incident BTC case patients were ascertained through linkage with the Swedish Cancer Register. Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to analyze the data. All statistical tests were two-sided.

The results showed that those who drank more sodas and sugary beverages had 79 percent higher risk of developing cancer in the bile tract around the liver.

Soda consumption has been inconsistently associated with risk of biliary tract cancer (only one prior study) and other cancers in previous similar studies,” said Susanna Larsson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

The study “is the first study to show a strong link between consumption of sweetened beverages, such as soda, and risk of biliary tract cancer,” Larsson added.

The study showing why you should never drink soda again was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Another Reason to Cut Back On Soda.” Consumer Reports. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jul. 2016.
2. “Soda And Other Sugary Drinks Tied To An Increased Risk Of Cancer.” The Huffington Post. HuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 22 July 2016.
3. “Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Risk of Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer in a Prospective Study.” JNCI: Jnl of National Cancer Institute. JNCI: Jnl of National Cancer Institute, n.d. Web. 22 July 2016.

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