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Drinking Soda Linked To Increased Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

April 1, 2010 by  

Researchers say drinking non-diet soda may increase the risk of getting pancreatic cancerResearchers say drinking two or more sweetened soft drinks each week may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.

According to Reuters, the study that appears in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that individuals who drank two or more non-diet sodas each week had an 87 percent higher risk of being among those who got pancreatic cancer.

Researchers studied more than 60,000 men and women in Singapore for a period of 14 years for their results.

They say that the sugar in soft drinks may be to blame for the high incidence of the cancer since the insulin the body uses to metabolize sugar is made in the pancreas.

"The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," the study’s lead author Mark Pereira said.

Other studies have linked burned or charred red meat to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, which is considered one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

The American Cancer Society reports that there were 42,470 new cases of pancreatic cancer last year and 35,240 deaths from it.ADNFCR-2035-ID-19604233-ADNFCR

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  • s c

    Sugar and various artificial sweeteners should be viewed as chemical poisons. They make certain manufacturers filthy rich, but they won’t do anything positive for your health. Have you not yet heard of WATER?
    Adults who keep childish habits [pop, candy bars, potato chips, pizza, junk food] can expect to lose their health. Those who think they can rush to an MD and regain their health after realizing that sugar and sweeteners are dangerous get to learn that MDs don’t have magic answers.
    There are marvelous alternatives to items that are loaded with chemical sweeteners. Give fruit a try. If you want a natural sugar, try stevia. Eat something that contains complex carbohydrates.
    One of the best rewards you can give yourself is to avoid MDs. And you can do that by eating right [NOT by eating 'convenient' foods]. You’ll save money and time, and you won’t have to learn the hard way that science mixed with business (via the AMA and the FDA) are DANGEROUS.
    You owe it to yourself to be healthy. You don’t owe it to ANYONE to be sick.

  • TIME

    I can’t disagree with anything posted. I don’t drink soda and have not for the last 40 years.
    When I was a kid we were very poor so its was real treat to get a Coke now and then, as in perhaps once or twice per year.

    I have many friends that drink soda’s as a main stay they are sick all the time, as well at the Doc’s all the time.

    For sugar’s I use honey from a local farmer and thats it.
    I drink filtered water, and fruit juices that I make.
    There must be something to it as I have said before I am near 60 and people think I am in my late 30′s or at most 40.
    I have not had a flu nor been sick other than a year ago cancer that I was able to cure by myself with Hemp oil, I have been very healthy.

    SC as to Pizza, if you make your own and use fresh ingredients, with no sugar etc. Pizza is very good for you!
    As far as the Pizza you get a chains well thats not quite the same thing.

  • Jim Gaming

    There must be more than SUGAR causing the increase in pancreatic cancer! Tons of Sugar are being consumed, not all of it in sweetened soda drinks! It is found in doughnuts, cookies, ice cream, cakes, coffee, tea, pastries, etc. Using the rationale that the Sugar in soda drinks (only?) is causing the problem, is a distraction from the real cause, whatever it may be!
    I suggest that the increase in pancreatic cancer is the result of something other than Sugar. What could it be?
    What chemicals are found in the sweetened soda drinks?
    Remember “Food METH” is NOT a MYTH!
    Food METH is found in soda drinks, and nearly all processed foods.
    What is Food METH?
    They are Food chemicals that make you consume more, more, more and…
    Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is one chemical that qualifies!
    But you won’t find MSG listed as an ingredient in soda drinks.
    However, you will find “HIDDEN MSG” ingredients in soda drinks!
    MSG has a bad reputation among consumers, so it has to be hidden.
    The “” web site lists 25+ hidden MSG ingredients.
    Examples of “HIDDEN MSG” are:
    –Citric Acid (industrial production made from CORN and BLACK MOLD, NOT made from Citrus), found in commercial products such as: soda pops, fruit juices, tomato juice, baby formulas, gatorade, any type of canned fruit or vegetable, used as a preservative, etc.;
    –Aspartame (nutrasweet) – In IRAQ heat, turns into ant poison;
    –Hydrolyzed Proteins (made from junk vegetables boiled in Sulfuric Acid and doused with caustic soda);
    –Carrageenan (found in ice cream, soy milk, low-fat products, etc);
    –Sodium Caseinate (found in dairy substitutes);
    WHAT “HIDDEN MSG” might there be in soda drinks ???
    Neurosurgeon, Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. calls MSG an EXCITOTOXIN, which is a chemical substance that excites Neuron Cells to Death in the brain, destroys Retinas especially in newborn infants, and ….
    Dr. Blaylock wrote a fine book: “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kill.”
    Excitotoxins including MSG may contribute to nerve problems.
    Interestingly, MSG cannot be detected with Allergy Tests; hospitals treat MSG-Poisoning as a drug overdose, not an allergy overreaction!

    • s c

      Jim, you’re basically right in everything you say.
      What you need to realize is that when people use sugar and artificial sweeteners, they’re playing with a ticking time bomb.
      Most people consume way too much sugar. That’s bad enough. It’s still not yet common knowledge, but an artificial sweetener can SHUT DOWN your pancreas. Why people mess around with sugar and ANY artificial sweetener is beyond me. In effect, what
      food producers have done is to set up Americans for sickness and disease by catering to our weakness for sweet-tasting food and drink. It makes them incredbly RICH, and it kills Americans.
      Sadly, our MDs just can’t seem to get motivated to put food makers in their place. It makes a strong case for the idea that American MDs are pimps for the bastards who put sugar and articifical sweeteners in almost everything made to sell to the public.

    • El

      When did you miss the news about the fatalities from drinking too much water?
      Someone should also point out the numbers from this study don’t make sense, and perhaps you should read the real study before you jump to wild conclusions. I also want to know how hundreds of independent companies can make such wild amounts of money selling something for less than a dollar a pound.
      Thirds, I guess you missed one of the keys to this article, noone specified the TYPE of ‘sugar’ that was in the sodas, for instance in the states almost no soda is sweetened with ‘sugar’ it is almost exclusively high fructose corn syrup.
      To prove my point here, when did the study take into account those who drink coffee, or tea, or sweet tea, which many load down with spoonfuls of sugar. When did it take into account those who have a box of cookies everyday? It doesn’t seem that they did. This study seems more underwritten by those who would like to see all sugar replaced with much more expensive artificial sweetening.
      Or did anyone consider the possibility that the additives or even carbonation of the water could be the causative agent. One might, reading further down, note that burnt red meat is another food that has already been provably linked to this very specific cancer, and if you dared to research, you might find that ‘caramel color’ is a common colorant for sodas. Caramel color is, basically speaking, burnt; usually the impurities skimmed from making other refined foods.

  • Doc Holt

    The article and responses make valid points. What many researchers and medical practioneers are finding is simple. Soda and most store bought drinks are acidic. Diseases grow in acidic environments. Our intake of soda[carbonated water],vitamim water drinks, enery drinks and even bottled water are all acidic and promote the diseases.

    The medicinally recoginized more today is that of Micro-clustered medicines and water. I hope we can return to health and wellness products which will help us all regain and retain good health. Thankfully, these products are also being introduced to us. Today we have a choice.

  • Richard Pawley

    On rare occasions I drink Jones soda from Canada, made with sugar and not High Fructose Corn Syrup, which every soda made in the USA is now made with (all jams made by major producers in the USA are also made with HFCS which is why I make my own or buy them from overseas. I recently purchased a case of 24 bottles of old fashioned Coca-Cola, made the way we drank in 40 years ago, with sugar and not HFCS. Sugar is not good for you but it is a better than all the substitutes, chemical sugars and especially HFCS. Only Stevia which has been used for a hundred years in Japan and a thousand years in South America to sweeten with is better and of course honey in small amounts. I found this old fashioned truly classic coke in Sam’s Club and it is importetd from Mexico. I can have a bottle a week if I choose from now until the end of summer but I will admit that good water and hot tea is healthier.

  • s c

    Here’s a challenge for those who have complete faith in the medical establishment. Put your MD to the test. YOUR MD is supposed to be educated. YOUR MD is supposed to be ‘current’ and informed via the latest medical research.
    Contrary to what you may believe now, most American MDs are anything but informed. They rely on literature supplied by Big Pharma. That means their ‘education’ doesn’t insulate them from the influence of those who value money over lives. And, it also means that YOUR MD leans toward being an insincere, illiterate medical fraud.
    If YOUR MD has faith in what he or she reads, then DEMAND that your MD start drinking pop by the gallon. Make sure YOUR MD swills down plenty of pop that’s laced with artificial sweeteners. Then, stand back and wait for the inevitable.
    If you don’t know what will happen, I’ll tell you. YOUR MD will start to gain weight (for no apparent reason). Then comes pancreatitis. When YOUR MD gets confused, remind him or her to pay strict attention what the medical literature says (drink that stuff!). If YOUR MD has complete faith in an artificial sweetner, maybe he or she will see that his or kids drink plenty of it, too.
    I’m betting that YOUR MD WON’t let his or her kids drink ANY pop that has an artificial sweeteer in it. I wonder why . . .

  • s c

    Personal Liberty Support, the lack of response on this topic is truly SAD. I can understand why some people are more likely to respond to constitutional issues, but the idea that health isn’t all that important says much about “modern” America.
    It’s not as though people don’t understand what is so WRONG with Obubbabummer’s wealthcare scam, but how anyone can claim that specific health issues don’t affect them is beyond me. Keep trying, PLS.
    Maybe the lack of response says more about the sorry state of what passes for ‘education’ in the US than I would have guessed. Whatever it is, we stil have MANY citizens who are far too comfortable with ignorance. I’d be glad to hear from people who think medical ignorance has a functional place in their lives.

  • s c

    Everyone who takes prescription drugs needs a copy of a book titled Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook [Pelton, LaValle, Hawkins and Krinsky]. My copy is a 2nd edition, and may have been revised by now. The book will tell you which nutrients will be depleted by taking which drug.
    Please, people. GUARD your health. Most MDs do NOT tell their patients which nutrients are depleted by taking drugs.
    Knowledge is power. Lack of knowledge gives government control over you and your family. How much do you value your health and freedom?


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