Sugary Drinks Up Cancer Risk Says Study

We’ve been told for years to curb our addiction to sugary beverages because they’re not exactly healthy. But now a new study is showing just how bad they are for the body.

While you may think you’re safe since you don’t knock back a two-liter bottle per day, that isn’t the case. Published in the journal BMJ on Wednesday, the findings show only 100-ml, one-third of a can of soda, ups your risk of cancer overall 18 percent.

Juices drinkers aren’t spared either. The researchers also reveal, “Surprisingly perhaps, the increased risk of cancer in heavier consumers of sugary drinks was observed even among consumers of pure fruit juice.”

Mathilde Touvier, the lead author of the study, recommends a maximum of one glass per day of sugary drinks.