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Want to live healthy! Stop taking sugar added beverages


Who doesn’t like sweets! It’s really hard to leave something which you like the utmost. We find our own reasons for having anything which is sweet whether its beverages, chocolates or anything else. But we forget that the intake of sugar is dangerous to our health.

Melina Sothern of Louisiana State University Health Science in New Orleans said that “recently a study has done which says that one can be at an increased risk of various cancers if we take sweetened beverages, fruit juices, or any kind of energy drink which has sugar.

A link discovered in recently emerging evidence, between sweetened beverages consumption and pancreatic and endometrial cancer and increased risk of colon cancer and the death among the survivors.”

With the intake of such beverages, there can be other health issues which an individual might face such as obesity, diabetic, high BP and heart diseases.

Consumption of added sugar has now become an important risk factor as more people are surviving cancer.

Researchers of The American Heart Association have recommended the intake of sugar not more than 450 kilocalories or less than 12-ounce cans of soda per week.

Lead Author of Public Health at LSU, Tung-Sung Tseng said that “people have no clue of how much sugar they take through these sugar added beverages, and consuming anything which has added sugar is not recommended.”

A study indicates that people who take added sugar, their behavior is related to age and varies across cancer. There have programs such as Intervention programs which are focused on young men, lower socio-economic status, and cervical cancer survivors to cut the consumption of sugar as suggested by researchers.

They also suggested that custom intervention programs should be organized for noncancer and cancer survivors in communities and medical care systems.

Data has been researched from 22,182 adults from National Health Nutrition Examination Survey which gives the report of demographic characteristics gender, race, obesity and many other factors.

The intake by women with cervical cancer was around 60g/day much higher as compared to those cancer survivors who consumed 30-40g/day.

People who are black, obese, young, current smokers and who have low socioeconomic background take high sugar intake.

The study is published in a journal Translational Cancer Research.


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