Colorectal Cancer News
No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer
A new study shows that high amounts of coffee and sugary soft drinks may not boost the risk for colon cancer.
Previous research has been inconsistent in this area. Items containing high amounts of sugar, such as soda, are linked to obesity and other medical conditions that are thought to boost the risk of colon cancer.
The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, written by Dr. Xuehong Zhang and Harvard School of Public Health colleagues examined 13 studies from North America and Europe.
"Drinking more than six 8-ounce cups of coffee a day didn't boost the risk of colon cancer. Nor did drinking more than 18 ounces a day of sugary soft drinks, although the researchers cautioned that there were few of those people in the study, and their small numbers may have thrown off the results."
Health Day. No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer. Bloomberg Businessweek. 2010 May 7.