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Drinks v colon cancer.

Dr Xuehong Zhang of the Harvard School of Public Health analysed 13 studies in Europe and North America covering 730,000 people.

There was no link between drinking large amounts of coffee (six 8oz cups a day) or large amounts of sugar-sweetened fizzy drink (18oz a day) and the risk of colon cancer.

In an editorial on the study, two doctors from the Arizona Cancer Center noted that sweetened soft drinks are drunk much more frequently when younger than when older, so a further study would be required to assess this aspect properly.

In Feb 2010, Prof Mark Periera reported that 2 plus soft drinks a week was associated with a near doubling of the risk of pancreatic cancer.

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May 8, 2010 - Posted by | Cancer, Coffee, Health, Soft drinks, Xuehong Zhang

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