Journal article

Consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of cancers not related to obesity

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

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Consumption of sugary drinks increases the risk of obesity. Previously, we reported a positive association between sugar-sweetened soft drink consumption and obesity-related cancer, but this association was not fully explained by obesity; in contrast, we found no association for consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks. Our aim was to determine whether the consumption of sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with cancers other than those currently identified as being related to obesity. We used data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Participants completed a 121-item food-frequency questionnaire at baseline including separate questions abou..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Grant sponsor: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council; Grant numbers: 1074383, 209057, 396414; Grant sponsor: Cancer Council Victoria; Grant sponsor: VicHealth