Link between sugary drinks and cancer, according to study

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CNN Newsource (localmemphis.com) – Just a small glass of juice or soda a day can increase your overall risk for cancer by nearly 20%.

That’s according to a new study published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ.

The research looked at more than 100,000 French adults. The study found that drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day, 100 milliliters or about a third of a typical can of soda, could increase your overall cancer risk by 18% and increase the risk for breast cancer by 22%.

The lead author of the study says the findings add to research showing that reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health.

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