Do sugared beverages increase the risk of early-onset colorectal cancer?
Full article: https://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/09/gutjnl-2020-323450
A study of female nurses in the U.S. suggests that a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase the risk of colorectal cancer before age 50. However, researchers saw few early-onset colorectal cancer cases which limited the findings. (posted 9/21/21)
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