Skip to comments.Soda Linked to Cancer: 2 soft drinks a week could raise pancreatic cancer risk by 87%
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.
More pop-science [pardon the pun]
Well, beer lowers the risk. So........
( I like your thinking. ;-) )
How about those who drink two cups of coffee per day?
......60,000 Chinese Singaporeans?
Hey, it’s Communist China! Everybody knows they put lead in everything. Probably a little asbestos and plutonium for extra body and smoothness, too.
Don’t tell me the commie ‘RATS have run out of schemes already. We already did this one back in the 70s!!! Damn liberals.
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.
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........
***”...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!
Maybe I should really shake up the libs and mention that when I have a coke, I always have a smoke with it!
One would be good.
You are soooo screwed!
I always drop in a pack of salted peanuts!
Prolly causes constipation and diarrhea too.
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.
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.
***...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?
“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.
They’re probably short on Coke and PepsiCo.
Never trust “studies.” The people who do them are almost always in someone’s bag.
My type II diabetes says so.
Breathing does the same thing.
Yes, but I thought the Chinese confused soda with water mixed with soda ash, as opposed to what westerners identify with Coca-Cola.
“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]
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.
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.
Let's just put a progressive 'aggravation tax' on all registered Democrats...
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.
/Regular or diet?
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!
LOL Great minds and all that.
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.
Study shows that those who breathe are 100% more likely to die and stop breathing than those who do not breathe. (sarc)
I’ll take my chances and have another glorious Sprite/7Up/Sierra Mist.
Correlation , not causation.