Journal article

Consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of obesity-related cancers

Allison M Hodge, Julie K Bassett, Roger L Milne, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that more frequent consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks would be associated with increased risk of obesity-related cancers. Associations for artificially sweetened soft drinks were assessed for comparison. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with cancers identified by linkage to cancer registries. At baseline, participants completed a 121-item FFQ including separate questions about the number of times in the past year they had consumed sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks. Anthropometric measurements, including waist circumference, were taken and questions about smoking, leisure-time physical activity and intake of alcoholic beverages wer..

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