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Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2408 (Published 10 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l2408

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Re: Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort

In my personal opinion, and taking into account the results obtained in the study, I agree that the consumption of sugary drinks can be associated with the risk of developing cancer. This is because high levels of blood sugar alter the equilibrium state of the homeostatic variables of the organism in humans. However, it is necessary to analyze, from a biochemical and physiological point of view, the regulatory response of the organism to reach the homeostatic equilibrium once it is exposed to sugary drinks. In addition, it could be studied how the homeostatic imbalance caused by regular exposure to these beverages can trigger carcinogenic processes.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 July 2019
Nicolás Luna
Medical Student
Surcolombiana University - Faculty of Health - Neiva, Huila, Colombia