Feb 8, 2010 11:25 AM by Jamie Smith
New research suggests regular consumption of soft drinks could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
A study from the University of Minnesota followed over 6000 Singapore residents for 14 years. Those who consumed two or more soft drinks a week were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than those who never drank sodas.
Researchers believe high levels of sugar in soft drinks increase insulin levels in the body, which contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth.