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Study Links Consumption Of Sugary Drinks To Increased Cancer Risk

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A woman shops for frozen foods on an aisle across from sodas and other sugary drinks for sale at a supermarket in Monterey Park, California on June 18, 2014, a day after a bill in California that would require soft drinks to have health warning labels failed to clear a key committee.  (Credit/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman shops for frozen foods on an aisle across from sodas and other sugary drinks for sale at a supermarket in Monterey Park, California on June 18, 2014, a day after a bill in California that would require soft drinks to have health warning labels failed to clear a key committee. (Credit/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A new warning for women about sugary drinks.

Canadian researchers have found women who have more than three sugar-sweetened beverages a week may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer notes WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.

The study found the more sugary drinks the women drank, the greater the density of their breasts, a known risk factor for cancer.

The researchers asked 1,500 women – half premenopausal, half postmenopausal – about how often they drank sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks and measured their breast density with mammograms.

Those who drank more than three sugary drinks a week had an increase of about three percent in breast density compared to women who didn’t consume the drinks.

 

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