08 February 2010

Coke Kills

*Researchers tracked 60,500 people taking part in a large-scale health study in Singapore.

*Over 14 years, 140 of them were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

*The scientists found that people who drank two or more soft drinks per week had an 87% increased risk compared to those who did not.


Dear Readers,

So it turns out that no coke is good for you!

Drinking two or more soft drinks a week may nearly double a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer, researchers are warning.

Cancer of the pancreas, the disease that killed actor Patrick Swayze last year, is one of the most rapidly fatal tumours in adults; only 6% of people are alive five years after a diagnosis. The pancreas makes insulin, and scientists believe high concentrations of insulin can drive the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.

Eating too much sugar increases insulin levels in the body, and one of the leading sources of added sugar in our diets are soft drinks.

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