Sugary soda linked to colorectal cancer in women

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Women who consumed two or more eight ounce servings of sugary soda per day had more than twice the risk of early-onset colorectal cancer. 


(David Yasvinski/ Healthing) — Loading up on sugar-sweetened soda during adolescence and adulthood is tied to an increased risk of colorectal cancer in women under 50, a new study has found.

The research, published in the journal Gut, explored the connection between the early appearance of the deadly disease and the rising popularity of sugary soda over the past 20 years.

“Colorectal cancer in younger adults remains relatively rare, but the fact that the rates have been increasing over the past three decades — and we don’t understand why — is a major public health concern and a priority in cancer prevention,” said Yin Cao, senior author of the study and an associate professor of surgery and of medicine in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University. (…)

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