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Letters Sugary drinks and cancer risk

Limit consumption of free sugar to reduce cancer risk

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 13 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5096
  1. C Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health
  1. NHS Lanarkshire, Kirklands, Bothwell G71 8BB, UK
  1. albert.yeung{at}

Chazelas and colleagues report a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer.1 The authors also say that additives in soft drinks, such as caramel colouring in cola, might increase cancer risk. These colourings are also used in diet drinks. …

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