Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson
(Natural News) Stop drinking sugary drinks. This is the easiest and
arguably the most profound thing you can do now to improve your health.
New research from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology and
Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne’s Centre for
Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term
consumption of these toxic beverages increases the risk of 11
obesity-related cancers (i.e., liver, aggressive prostate, ovary,
gallbladder, kidney, colorectal, esophagus, postmenopausal breast,
pancreas, endometrium, and gastric cardia), regardless of what you
actually weigh. This implies that even if you are of a normal and
otherwise healthy weight, you may still be at risk of cancer if you
continue to drink sugary beverages. This conclusion likewise indicates
that cancer manifestation is not entirely driven by obesity, but by its
root — unhealthy food consumption.
The study, published in Public Health Nutrition, looked at two prospective
cohort studies: the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS), which
recruited 41,514 men and women aged between 40 to 69 years old, from 1990
and 1994, and the second wave of the same MCCS study which occurred between
2003 to 2007.
Data from 35,593 participants who developed 3,283 incidents of
obesity-related cancers were included in the main analysis. At baseline,
participants completed a 121-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ),
including separate questions about the number of times in the past year
they had consumed a sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened beverage.
Authors of the study also gathered the following information: waist
circumference, smoking habits (if ever); leisure-time physical activity;
and intake of alcoholic beverages (if ever).
was found that the consumption of both sugar-sweetened and artificially
sweetened soft drinks was linked to a greater waist circumference at
baseline. However, those who favored sugar-sweetened drinks also had a
statistically significant risk of many types of cancer. Strangely, this
risk was not shared by those who drank artificially-sweetened soft drinks.
the same, the authors concluded that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages increases
a person’s risk of developing various forms of cancer.
sugar may taste sweet, it’s anything but
sugars are one of the most dangerous food items around. Unfortunately, we
are exposed to it even in the most unexpected places. From processed foods
and snacks to cakes, dips and sauces, our daily diet is loaded with added
sugars. A recent study suggests that added sugars account for nearly
17 percent of the total calorie intake of adults and up to 14 percent
for children. Take note that current dietary guidelines limit calories
from added sugars to less than 10 percent per day.
sugar consumption is the leading cause of obesity and many chronic
diseases. Let us take a look at what else sugar does to you:
- It increases your risk of heart
disease — High-sugar diets lead to obesity and inflammation, which
are risk factors for heart disease. Moreover, consuming too much sugar,
especially from sugary drinks, can cause atherosclerosis, a disease
where plaque builds up in your arteries.
- It makes you more likely to have
diabetes — There is a clear link between excessive sugar
consumption and diabetes risk. Prolonged sugar consumption raises
insulin resistance, causing blood sugar levels to rise. (Related: Combining
sugary drinks with protein found to accelerate the body’s storage of fat.)
- It increases your risk of depression —
It’s ironic, but sugar can make you sad. Whereas a healthy diet can do
wonders on your mood, a diet rich in sugar increases your risk of
depression. Researchers argue that this is because sugar causes
neurotransmitter dysregulation and inflammation.
- It makes you look and feel old —
Poor food choices can accelerate the skin aging process. A study found
that women who consumed more added sugars had a more wrinkled appearance
than those who had followed a high-protein, low-carb eating plan. Sugar
can also cause premature cellular aging, making you become tired more
takeaway here is that eating (or drinking) too much sugar is bad for your
overall health. There is absolutely no benefit you get from it, other than
a fleeting sense of satisfaction. Sugary drinks, in particular, are one of
the worst things you can add to your diet, causing a slew of adverse
effects from depression to cardiovascular disease, and now to cancer.
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