Excessive consumption of sugar plays a role in many diseases and may even increase the risk of developing liver cancer. A large observational study linked consumption of sugary drinks with an increased risk of liver cancer and mortality from chronic liver disease in women over the age of 50.
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from researchers Brigham and Women’s Hospital (United States) conducted a study on the association between consumption of sugary (except fruit juices) or sweetened beverages and the incidence of liver cancer and mortality associated with chronic liver diseases. results have been published jama network,
Among postmenopausal women for about 20 years, those who drank at least one sugary drink a day were more likely to develop liver cancer (85% higher risk) and death from chronic liver disease such as fibrosis, cirrhosis, or hepatitis (68). % higher risk) ) than those who drank fewer than four sugary drinks per month. The results found for beverages sweetened with sweeteners were not significant.
An association to be clarified in other studies
This observational study (without causal link) included 98,786 women aged 50 to 79 enrolled in a larger prospective study. Women’s Health Initiative From 1993 to 1998. Consumption of sugary beverages was assessed on the basis of a food frequency questionnaire administered at baseline. It should be noted that participants’ self-reported answers can be sources of error.
According to the authors, more studies are needed to validate this connection and find out why sugary drinks increase the risk of cancer and liver disease. Since excess sugar in the body is converted into fat, a large accumulation of lipids in the liver may at least partially explain the incidence of liver disease.
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