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.
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.”