Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Soda Linked to Cancer: 2 soft drinks a week could raise pancreatic cancer risk by 87%
Newser ^ | 2-8-10

Posted on 02/08/2010 6:48:45 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

(Newser) – Soda drinkers could face a sharply higher risk of developing cancer than those who abstain from soft drinks.

A study looking at 60,000 Chinese Singaporeans over 14 years found that those who drank more than two sodas a week were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than people who drank no soda.

Though the study merely identified the correlation between cancer and soda intake, the researchers speculate that it may have to do with the effect of the extra sugar on insulin production.

But some scientists are skeptical: "The study was well designed but smaller than some previous studies that did not find a link between sugar-sweetened soft drinks and pancreatic cancer," noted an expert at the American Cancer Society.

Others point out that soda drinkers may simply be more likely to engage in another activity, such as smoking, that raises cancer risk, HealthDay reports.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 02/08/2010 6:48:45 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Could?

More pop-science [pardon the pun]


2 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:07 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Well, beer lowers the risk. So........


3 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:21 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

4 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:44 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

More beer!

( I like your thinking. ;-) )


5 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:49 PM PST by WVRockDJ (Mountaineer by birth; USMC by choice; Christian by Grace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

How about those who drink two cups of coffee per day?


6 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:53 PM PST by naturalborn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

......60,000 Chinese Singaporeans?


7 posted on 02/08/2010 6:51:22 PM PST by The Future 2012 (Would the good people like a reply?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nnn0jeh

ping


8 posted on 02/08/2010 6:51:40 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Hey, it’s Communist China! Everybody knows they put lead in everything. Probably a little asbestos and plutonium for extra body and smoothness, too.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 6:51:41 PM PST by Mobties
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Don’t tell me the commie ‘RATS have run out of schemes already. We already did this one back in the 70s!!! Damn liberals.


10 posted on 02/08/2010 6:52:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Here we go again, more garbage in the guise of a “study” telling us how bad soda is. Get ready for HUGE taxes on soft drinks.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 6:52:27 PM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

I better start stocking up on my favorite “cola” drink. I drink about 6 or 7 every day-—but only for the last 50 years or so........


12 posted on 02/08/2010 6:54:12 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache
Just another 10 year study only to find out they were wrong again. Result of study, will be 2 soda's a day helps the pancreas.

Coffee anyone?

13 posted on 02/08/2010 6:55:04 PM PST by annieokie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

***”...those who drank more than two sodas a week were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than people who drank no soda.”***

proof we need to tax sodas! For the Children!


14 posted on 02/08/2010 6:55:28 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: basil

Maybe I should really shake up the libs and mention that when I have a coke, I always have a smoke with it!


15 posted on 02/08/2010 6:55:40 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: naturalborn
How about those who drink two cups of coffee per day?

One would be good.

But TWO????

You are soooo screwed!

16 posted on 02/08/2010 6:57:29 PM PST by digger48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: basil

I always drop in a pack of salted peanuts!


17 posted on 02/08/2010 6:59:01 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Prolly causes constipation and diarrhea too.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 7:02:43 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

This is another of those “% of risk” assessment studies that ALWAYS leave a dramatic impression, even though the numbers may be less so.

For example, say . . .

The rate of pancreatic cancer in the general population is 8 per 100,000. (i think that’s close) Then among coke drinkers the 87% increase means that there are about 15 per 100,000.

Somewhat significant, but changing the odds from 8/100,000 to 15/100,000 isn’t exactly terrifying.


19 posted on 02/08/2010 7:04:51 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

I’m no scientist, but I’d guess that two of just about anything per week would have a negligible of any kind, even hits of crack. The problem is nobody does two hits of crack per week.


20 posted on 02/08/2010 7:09:51 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

***”...those who drank more than two sodas a week were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than people who drank no soda.”***

So the probablity went up to what .ooo1%???
What are the chances the Chinese have lead in their soda cans too?


21 posted on 02/08/2010 7:11:03 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: basil

seriously??


22 posted on 02/08/2010 7:14:47 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

“More than two” could mean three or ten. If we lump those in one category, the truth is that drinking ten sodas a week might triple your risk while drinking three is no big deal.


23 posted on 02/08/2010 7:15:30 PM PST by Our man in washington
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

They’re probably short on Coke and PepsiCo.

Never trust “studies.” The people who do them are almost always in someone’s bag.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 7:16:11 PM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Science:exploring the mystery of universe. Scientism:wearing labcoats and getting grants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

My type II diabetes says so.


25 posted on 02/08/2010 7:17:25 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Breathing does the same thing.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 7:19:31 PM PST by ully2 (ully)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: hulagirl

Yes,


27 posted on 02/08/2010 7:24:08 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Yes, but I thought the Chinese confused soda with water mixed with soda ash, as opposed to what westerners identify with Coca-Cola.


28 posted on 02/08/2010 7:26:53 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

“And on the medical front: Human saliva has been found to cause cancer — but only when swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.”
[old SNL skit]


29 posted on 02/08/2010 7:28:56 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

It says sugar. I wonder if soft drinks in Singapore are made with sugar, or with high fructose corn syrup?

I do have reservations about drinking that stuff.


30 posted on 02/08/2010 7:35:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero

Almost certainly sugar. HFCS is rarely used in soft drinks outside of the U.S. We’re the only country where corn is so much cheaper than sugar.


31 posted on 02/08/2010 7:38:42 PM PST by irishjuggler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: jim35
Get ready for HUGE taxes on soft drinks.

Let's just put a progressive 'aggravation tax' on all registered Democrats...

32 posted on 02/08/2010 7:41:15 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

We are not gigantic humming birds, designed to intake gallons of sugar water.
The industrial food complex will do what they can to keep this under wraps.


33 posted on 02/08/2010 7:44:26 PM PST by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

/Regular or diet?


34 posted on 02/08/2010 7:51:39 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Calling BS. Beware liberal “experts” translating so called studies, for things the liberal nannies want to tax. “Let me be clear”, THAT is what this is about!


35 posted on 02/08/2010 8:13:16 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jim35

LOL Great minds and all that.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 8:14:12 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mobties
The study was done on ethnic chinese in Singapore, so not communists, and definitely less chance of lead or other contaminants being present in the soda in Singapore than China!
37 posted on 02/08/2010 8:49:17 PM PST by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

my solution to this problem is to drink homemade iced tea (decaf) sweetened with stevia. no jitters from sugar or caffiene, no diabetes in a glass, and it is very tasty. add in all those health benefits “proven” by studies done on tea and i am all set.


38 posted on 02/08/2010 8:52:48 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Study shows that those who breathe are 100% more likely to die and stop breathing than those who do not breathe. (sarc)


39 posted on 02/08/2010 9:16:07 PM PST by Notasoccermom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Horse manure.


40 posted on 02/08/2010 9:16:39 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

I’ll take my chances and have another glorious Sprite/7Up/Sierra Mist.


41 posted on 02/09/2010 6:20:02 AM PST by wastedyears (The curtain has fallen, behold the messiah.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Correlation , not causation.

Big difference.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 6:20:25 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson