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A link between soft drinks & pancreatic cancer?

News of Coca Cola's strong growth overseas sent its share prices higher. That's the news from the business pages. On another front, there's a large Singaporean study showing that sugary soft drinks are now linked to pancreatic cancer, one of the more deadlier cancers out there.

Analysis of 60,000+ adults showed that those who drank two or more sugary soft drinks per week were at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Notice that amount, two per week! Many people drink that much per day!

However, this link does not prove cause and effect. Rather it should be noted that many people who consume generous amounts of pop tend to also live an unhealthier lifestyle, be it from lack of activity, poor diets, smoking and drinking alcohol.

This is why I often tell patients that they need to make wholesale changes to their lifestyle to achieve good health. In fact, there's a study out there showing that it is often easier for patients to make wholesale changes than cutting out little things here and there. When patients have the proper motivation and someone that can guide them, better longer lasting results are seen with those that make big changes. I can definitely attest to that fact.

Yours in health,

Ian Koo, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Essentials Health Centre
"The care you want, the health you need"

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