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July 11, 2019

Study Finds Fruit Juice and Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated with Cancer, Artificially Sweetened Drinks Not Associated With Cancer

Before getting to that, let me toss this in here for anyone who's tired of my constant anti-sugar agitation.

Please report the below Thoughtcriminal for this unauthorized, non-accredited parody.



The medical experts accepted a theory with no evidence for it and foisted it on the country for fifty years in what has been called the largest, longest uncontrolled experiment in history.

We're finally now starting to test what this experiment has wrought.

Drinking large amounts of fruit juice may raise your risk of cancer, according to a big study which has found a link between the regular consumption of all kinds of sugary drinks and the likelihood of developing the disease.

The study, carried out in France, is the first substantial piece of research to find a specific association between sugar and cancer. Sugary drinks such as colas, lemonade and energy drinks have been linked to obesity, which is a cause of cancer, but the French researchers suggest there could also be other reasons sugar could trigger it.

The study, published in the BMJ, finds the association with cancer is just as strong with fruit juices as it is with colas. "When the group of sugary drinks was split into 100% fruit juices and other sugary drinks, the consumption of both beverage types was associated with a higher risk of overall cancer," it says.

...

"The recommendation from several public health agencies is to consume less than one drink per day. If you consume from time to time a sugary drink it wont be a problem, but if you drink at least one glass a day it can raise the risk of several diseases -- here, maybe cancer, but also with a high level of evidence, cardiometabolic diseases."

Fruit juices showed the same association with cancer as colas. "The main driver of the association seems to be sugar, so when we just look at the sugar content per 100ml, regular Coke or 100% orange juice, for instance, are quite the same. So it's not so odd that we observe this association for fruit juices," said Touvier.

A lot of people have been saying for a decade or more that fruit juice is just Coca Cola with a side of vitamin C. This study is more confirmation of that.

They found that a 100ml increase in sugary drink consumption was associated with an 18% increased risk of overall cancer and a 22% increased risk of breast cancer.

There was no link between artificial sweeteners and cancer, but the numbers using artificial sweeteners were too small to be conclusive.

The study is here. High sugar doses, they say, might increase cancer rates as they increase obesity (which itself is linked to higher cancer rates), or it might increase the chances of cancer more directly -- through insulin resistance aka metabolic syndrome aka Syndrome X.

Apart from the obesity and adiposity pathways, mechanisms underlying a link between sugary drinks and cancer might involve insulin resistance caused by their high glycaemic index or glycaemic load, which have been related to breast cancer, hepatocellular cancer, and diabetes related carcinomas.

A weakness in the study is that it's just a questionnaire and self-tracking type of study, and people are usually not great at remembering and reporting everything they ate or drank.

Still, the American government declared a War on Eggs and Meat based on much, much weaker survey-style studies.


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