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Sugary drinks and cancer – is there a link?

Sugary drinks, including fruit juice, may increase the risk of cancer, according to a study by French scientists.

The study, from the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, followed more than 100,000 people for five years and concluded that drinking an extra 100ml of sugary drinks a day (about two cans per week) increased the risk of cancer by 18%.

The researchers defined sugary drinks as those containing 5% sugar or more, and included fruit juice, as well as tea and coffee with added sugar.

The study is not definitive, and researchers say more study is necessary.

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