Sorry, Guys, Mixing Alcohol With Soda or Juice May Increase Risk of Cancer, New Study Suggests

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Who doesn't like mixing alcohol with soda or juice at a party? Well, now you party-goers will think twice before doing that. The latest study has revealed a correlation between increased cancer risks and mixing sugary drinks with alcohol. Drinking a small glass of a sugary drink a day (100 ml), which makes roughly 1/3 of a typical soda can leads to "an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer." The Typical Student team learned more about the staggering statistics. 


Why Shouldn't You Mix Sugary Drinks With Alcohol?



Some 100,000 French adults, that took part in the research link consumption of sugary drinks to an increased risk of some types of cancer. Recent studies linked sugary beverages consumption to increased premature death risk. 

The lead author of the study, Mathilde Touvier, commented on the study results as follows: 

"What we observed was that the main driver of the association seems to be really the sugar contained in these sugary drinks." 

The co-author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, Jean A. Welsh, wrote in an email: 

"Sugary beverages, whether soft drinks or fruit juices, should be limited." 


Key Facts:



  • The research data was analyzed from 13,440 adults aged 45 and older (60% men, almost 71% of them overweight or obese).
  • People who consumed 10% or more of their daily calories as sugary beverages had a 44% greater risk of dying due to coronary heart disease
  • 14% have a greater risk of early death from any cause compared with people who consumed less than 5% of their daily calories as sugary beverages
  • With each additional 12-ounce serving of fruit juice a day, the risk of death from any cause increased by 24%
  • With each additional 12-ounce serving of sugary beverages a day, the risk of death from any cause increased by 11%. 



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