Fit over 50 Update — Sugary drinks & higher cancer risk

In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write:

One of our Cancer Prevention Recommendations is to limit consumption of sugar sweetened drinks, and drink mostly water or unsweetened drinks.

Fit over 50, Eat Like a Greek, page 145

The New York Times reported that research “suggests there may be a link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices and the development of cancer.” The findings were published in The BMJ. 

Bloomberg reported, “Increased daily consumption of about 3.4 ounces of soda – roughly a third of a can of Coke – was associated with an 18% greater risk of some cancers.” Meanwhile, “the likelihood of breast tumors alone rose even more, by 22%.”

The study also found that “when people drank the same amount of unsweetened fruit juice, they were also more likely to develop cancer.”

We’ ve got tons of simple tips on becoming more highly healthy in our book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You. Order Fit over 50 here.

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