Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a link between consumption of soft drinks and cancer of the pancreas. Having followed the health had 60 000 residents of Singapore for 14 years, they realized that people who developed pancreatic cancer were also regular consumers of soft drinks.
Researchers believe that the high sugar content of these drinks increases the levels of insulin produced by the pancreas, which then increases the risk of developing cancerous cells in the pancreas. Although conducted in Singapore, the study could apply to any Western urban population.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the rarest cancers but it is one of the most fatal with a survival rate at 5 years was only 5%.
Abuse of soda is also a direct contributing factor for diabetes.