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Consumption of Sugars, Sugary Foods, and Sugary Beverages in Relation to Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies.

The odds of developing cancer may be stacked against individuals who regularly consumed generous amounts of sugary foods and beverages.

​This meta-analysis studied the connection between avid consumption of sugary foods and beverages and the probability of developing cancer. Researchers compiled data from 37 studies. 

Researchers noted that majority of the studies reported a positive association between high intake of foods and drinks rich in added sugars and the odds of acquiring cancer. This study concluded that indulgence in sugary foods and beverages may be contributing factor to the development of cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Makarem N, Bandera EV, Nicholson JM, Parekh N.
  • Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA; email: nm2968@cumc.columbia.edu. Rutgers School of Public Health, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA; email: banderel@cinj.rutgers.edu. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-2681, USA. NYU Health Sciences Library, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA; email: Joseph.Nicholson@med.nyu.edu. College of Global Public Health, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA; email: niyati.parekh@nyu.edu. Department of Population Health, New York University Langone Health, New York, NY 10016, USA.
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