Scientists debate whether sugary soft drinks can cause cancer

A recent study organized by the University of Melbourne and the Victoria Cancer Council, Australia, involving 35, 593 volunteers, found that people who heavily consume sugary soft drinks are at increased risk of cancer. In support of this, 3283 participants were diagnosed with cancers of the kidneys, rectum, esophagus, pancreas, liver and gallbladder.

The study found a clear link between regular sugary soft drinks and ten types of cancer, regardless of the height and weight of the participants. It also turned out that those who consumed diet drinks with artificial sweeteners were less susceptible to cancer. Apparently, it is the excess of sugar that has a carcinogenic effect.

However, while the link between obesity and excess sugar intake and diabetes is undeniable, there is no consensus on cancer among scientists, despite the alarming research results. After all, in the end, the human body needs sugar as a source of energy.

Over the past decades, there have been many small and large studies that report the effect of excessive sugar consumption on the growth of some types of cancer, but this has not been sufficiently clear clinical evidence.