Bioscience

Coffee and soft drinks have little or no association with colon cancer risk, study finds

May 7, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Drinking even large amounts of coffee and sugar-sweetened, carbonated soft drinks is not associated with the risk of colon cancer, according to a large study published online May 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Some previous studies have suggested that coffee and tea may lower the risk of cancer, but others show that they could increase the risk. Tea, for instance contains anti-oxidants that in theory help prevent cancer but also has polyamines, which in theory promote cancer. Sugar-sweetened soft drinks are associated with weight gain, obesity, and other conditions that are potential risk factors for colon cancer.

For more information: Coffee and Soft Drinks Have Little or No Association With Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds