Drinking Fruit Juice is linked to Increase Risk of Cancer – Study

A new study has revealed that drinking sugar, be it 100% fruit juice or soda or sweetened coffee and tea can increase an individual’s risk of developing cancer. So even drinking fruit juice can increase the risk of cancer.

A study of over 100,000 healthy adults has suggested that consumption of sugar, natural or artificial can enhance your chances of developing cancer even if your lifestyle is extremely healthy.

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The lead study author Mathilde Touvier said, “The results regarding fruit juices may be surprising because fruit juices have a healthy image.”

But as per Touvier when the sugar amount in fruit juice and soda are compared, the quantity is almost the same.

She said, “They contain some vitamins, a few dietary fibers, and no food additives. But they also contain lots of sugar.”

Furthermore, her study revealed that you can have a healthy lifestyle, your age, your family history, schooling does not matter. If you drink more sugar, you are prone to get cancer. It is as simple as that.

Vasanti Malik, a nutrition researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said, “I think juice is a little more complicated than people realize. White grape juice and apple juice are very high in sugar, and that’s essentially the same as drinking a soda.

Adding, “Certainly, the evidence linking juice to a number of obesity and potential cardio-metabolic health concerns has me being more cautious with my kids about drinking juice.”

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