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Soft drinks cause pancreatic cancer

Posted Feb 08 2010 6:59am
I'm not so surprised to hear about this...and it comes down to insulin resistance again. People with fertility issues need to be very careful about this (e.g.PCOS)as it's a leading cause of infertility. From Newswisethe journalists' only site

Newswise — Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly twofold compared to individuals who did not consume soft drinksaccording to a report in Cancer EpidemiologyBiomarkers & Preventiona journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Although relatively rarepancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadlyand only 5 percent of people who are diagnosed are alive five years later.

Mark PereiraPh.D.senior author on the study and associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesotasaid people who consume soft drinks on a regular basisdefined as primarily carbonated sugar-sweetened beveragestend to have a poor behavioral profile overall.

Howeverthe effect of these drinks on pancreatic cancer may be unique.

“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the bodywhich we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” said Pereira.

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