Study Finds Soft Drinks Could Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Be mindful of how many colas you suck down each week.
A new study featured in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention reveals those who drink two or more sodas a week may be at risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
“Soft drinks are linked with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer,” Noel Mueller, lead author of a study, stated. “We can’t speculate too much on the mechanism because this is an observational study, but the increased risk may be working through effects of the hormone insulin.”
But before you quit soft drinks for good let it be known that the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that only about 42,470 people develop the disease per year.
Still, experts say the less soft drinks you consume the better. (MSN)