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  1. Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Yung mga mahilig sa softdrinks, beware.

    Iced tea kaya.

    WASHINGTON--People who drink at least two sugary sodas a week have an increased risk of developing cancer of the pancreas, and researchers suspect the culprit is sugar, a study published Monday shows.

    Analyses of data collected on 60,524 Singapore Chinese adults showed that people who drank two or more sugar-sweetened soft drinks a week were at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared with individuals who did not, the study published in Cancer
    Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention says.

    No link was found between drinking juice and pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most rapidly fatal cancers in adults, with less than five percent of patients surviving five years or more after being diagnosed with the illness.

    The study was the first to look at the role fizzy drinks and juice play in the development of pancreatic cancer in Asians, whose diet and lifestyle are becoming more and more
    Western, the study says. Previous studies had looked at Europeans and Americans.

    Participants in the study who consumed two or more sodas per week tended to be younger men who smoke, drink alcohol, eat higher-calorie diets and are less physically active.

    They also ate more red meat, the study found.

    The findings of the study were adjusted for other dietary factors which have been linked with pancreatic cancer, such as consumption of red meat.

    "But the adjustments did not change the link between soda and the risk of pancreas cancer," said Mark Pereira of the University of Minnesota's division of epidemiology and community health, one of the authors of the study.

    "We suspect sugar is the culprit, but we cannot prove it from this study," Pereira told AFP, adding that the researchers only looked at carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages, not sports drinks or diet soft drinks.

    "A typical serving of soda is 20 ounces and contains 65 grams of sugar. By comparison, a typical serving of orange juice is eight ounces and contains 21 grams of sugar," Pereira said.

    Fizzy drinks are "the leading sources of added sugar in the US diet" and greatly contribute to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, and hyperinsulemia -- when the amount of insulin in the blood is higher than normal -- the study says.

    Insulin is produced by the pancreas and helps regulate blood sugar.

    If the findings of the study are confirmed, then cutting out sugar-sweetened sodas would be a way to reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, and this would be "important due to the poor prognosis and minimal effect of conventional treatment methods" for the cancer, the study says.

    The data analyzed for the soda study came from the Singapore Chinese Health Study, which enrolled more than 63,000 Singapore Chinese who lived in government housing estates -- as nearly nine in 10 people in Singapore do -- and looked at their diets, physical activity and medical history, among others.

  2. Join Date
    Jul 2008
    ouch yun lalo na pag sanay na laging may soda pagkakain, sana ice tea pwede naman hehe

  3. Join Date
    Jul 2007
    I'm glad I got over my addiction to Coke Zero. I now drink V8 and Lipton's Mango Iced Tea since my meal is not complete if I don't drink anything with flavor.

    I wish I could give up flavored drinks.

  4. Join Date
    Aug 2004
    The Inquirer write-up is VERY misleading.

    Especially this part:
    The findings of the study were adjusted for other dietary factors which have been linked with pancreatic cancer, such as consumption of red meat.
    Which goes against most of the other articles about this study I've seen online... According to other articles:
    His team adjusted for other risk factors, such as advancing age, smoking, diabetes, and body mass index. The risk for pancreatic cancer rises with age.
    Straight from the horse's mouth:
    "Soft drink consumption in Singapore was associated with several other adverse health behaviors such as smoking and red meat intake, which we can't accurately control for."
    It is not known whether softdrinks are the causal factor or whether they are indicative of a lifestyle that includes red meat, which is known to contribute to pancreatic cancer. The study's authors themselves said that softdrink intake is linked to other risky behaviors... I don't know why the writer of the Inquirer piece chose to misrepresent the study as eliminating these other factors! That's irresponsible journalism.

    That said... sweet sodas are bad for you. Period. I developed diabetes due to an excessive intake of Coke one particularly hot and stressful summer at a new job. (I drank it for hydration, for the energy and for the caffeine).

    Coke Zero has no sugar, and should be safe... relatively safe, of course... but excessive caffeine intake is bad also...
    Last edited by niky; February 9th, 2010 at 08:46 PM.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

  5. Join Date
    Dec 2005

    We only drink 2 glasses of softdrinks (sodas) during the weekends.... Hhhmmm,- not safe?


Sugary Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer