Associations of consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and soft drinks with other sweeteners with cancer mortality among men and women studied
A new study, recently published in the international scientific journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, investigated the relationship between consumption soft drinks and of mortality from cancer.
The Professors of the School of Medicine EKPATheodora Psaltopoulou (Professor of Therapeutics-Epidemiology-Preventive Medicine), Lina Pashou (Assistant Professor of Endocrinology), Ilias Kotteas (Associate Professor of Pathology-Oncology), Flora Zagouri (Professor of Therapeutics-Oncology), and Thanos Dimopoulos (Professor of Therapeutics-Hematology-Oncology) and Prytanis EKPA) summarize the main points of this study. mortality
The associations of consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and other sweetened soft drinks with cancer mortality among men and women in the prospective Cancer Prevention Study-II (CPS-II) were studied. Specifically in 1982, 934,777 participants without cancer provided information about their soft drink consumption habits. Cancer deaths were studied up to 2016.
During this multi-year follow-up, 135,093 participants died of cancer. Consumption of ≥2 sugary drinks per day versus none was not associated with increased mortality from all cancers, but from those associated with obesity. This relationship was eliminated after adjustment for body mass index. However, sugary drinks were specifically associated with increased mortality from bowel and kidney cancer, regardless of body mass index. Participants who frequently consumed sweetened soft drinks (≥2 per day) had increased pancreatic cancer mortality, even after adjustment for body mass index.
In conclusion, this study demonstrated that consumption of sugary soft drinks is associated with higher mortality from certain cancers, in part due to induced obesity.