A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen reveals that frequent consumption of sugary beverages, such as sodas and fruit juices, is linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer. The study included more than 100,000 participants over a period of 23 years.
The researchers found that individuals who consumed two or more sugary beverages per day had a 16% higher risk of developing colon cancer compared to those who consumed less than one sugary beverage per week. This risk remained even after taking into account other factors such as BMI and overall diet.
The study also observed that individuals who replaced one sugary beverage with an artificially sweetened drink per day had a 17% lower risk of developing colon cancer. However, further research is needed to fully understand the potential relationship between artificial sweeteners and colon cancer.
These findings highlight the importance of reducing sugary beverage consumption for the prevention of colon cancer. Given the increasing prevalence of colon cancer worldwide, individuals should be encouraged to opt for healthier drink choices and limit their intake of sugary beverages.