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Soda Consumption and Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi



What you are actually getting from soda consumption.


Daily consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to high incidences of biliary tract cancer and gallbladder cancer

A study in Sweden found that those drinking two or more servings of soda per day (or other sugary drinks) had a higher risk or the two cancers than those who drank no soda at all for over 10 years.

There is a previous link between  excess body weight and type 2 diabetes and the cancers so there is a possibility the link comes from the connection between the sugar and the diseases.The researchers also found that those consuming the excess sugary drinks also had higher intakes of energy from carbohydrates and sucrose. They also tended to have lower intakes of protein and fat.

Other studies found that generally this link is only seen with the sugary drinks and these specific cancers.

It is possible that blood glucose and insulin concentrations affected by consumption could affect risk of biliary tract cancer. Another mechanism could be through gallstone disease.

There are healthier ways to satisfy that craving for soda and sugary drinks. Sugar doesn't have to come only from soda, it can come from coffee as well. Start slow switch up your order from "light and sweet" to just light.

Sugar is bad for so many aspects of your health and artificial sweeteners are worse as they are linked to cancers. 

Your health revolves so much around your intestinal microbiome that it is imperative that it is kept healthy. Chronic disease and cancer begin with leaky gut. We correct leaky gut so you can achieve your best health ever. 

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

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