A daily intake of fruit Juice or sugary tea can significantly raise the risk of cancer, a major study suggests.
Researchers, from the Sorbonne in Paris and the French Public Health Agency, have discovered that for each 100ml per day serving of pure fruit juice increases a person’s cancer risk by 12%.
Moreover, they also discovered that sweetened soft drinks raise the risk of cancer by 19%.
The doctors said at the start of the study they tracked over 100,000 people in France, who were aged 42 on average, and followed up for an average of five years.
At the beginning of the study and at every six months, their intake of over 3,000 different food and drink items were evaluated, with each individual completing at least two 24-hour dietary surveys.
The results showed that for each 100ml per day, a person’s cancer risk increased by 18 percent.
Obesity is a known cause of 13 different types of cancer, but the fresh research discovered that even thin people were at increased risk if they drank sugary drinks or fruit juice.
The team pointed to other studies suggesting that sugary beverages have promoted body fat around the abdomen, even though an individual has a healthy weight, which in turn promotes the growth of tumors.
“Other reasons for the connection between sugary beverages and cancer might be the elevated glycaemic load of sugary beverages,” they said.