611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

Health Choice Integrated Care crisis Line
1-877-756-4090

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net

Getting Started
Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. More...


Cancer
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer PatientsLung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad NewsCancer Risk May Rise After Heart AttackSelf-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening RatesMany Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended TreatmentStaying Slim After Weight-Loss Surgery Could Cut Cancer Risk in HalfCould a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?Many Cancer Docs Don't Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene TestsMost Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey'I Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic CancerMost Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: StudyDon't Delay Surgery for Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer, Study SuggestsNasal Swab Could Help Gauge Smokers' Odds for Lung CancerObesity May Be Upping Rates of Pancreatic Cancer WorldwideWomen With More Aggressive Breast Cancer Face Higher Risk of Other CancersCan More Exercise Improve Thinking Skills in Cancer Survivors?Study Links Asbestos in Talcum Powder to Deadly CancerStudy Uncovers Racial Gaps in Treatment of Multiple MyelomaConfusing Medical Bills Tied to Money Woes in Cancer SurvivorsAging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer SurgeBeyonce's Dad Puts Spotlight on Male Breast CancerIs Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study SaysExercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of ChemoNew Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve CancerHead, Neck Melanomas Show Alarming Rise in Young AmericansMouse Study Suggests Vaping Might Raise Cancer RiskFungal Invasion May Drive Some Pancreatic CancersDrug Trio Improves Odds Against Advanced Pancreatic CancerDespite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to FallGene-Based Therapy Helps Fight Advanced Prostate CancerRadiation for Head and Neck Cancer May Cause Problems Years LaterLink Seen Between Infertility, Prostate CancerRadiation Right After Surgery Might Not Help Prostate Cancer PatientsMany Poor, Minority Seniors Get Cancer Diagnosis in the ERCan Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer OutcomesHigh-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate CancerAt-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Regular MammogramsDoubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate CancerMost Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey FindsScientists Find Unsafe Levels of Known Carcinogen in Menthol E-CigarettesAHA News: Unique Gene Activity Discovered in People With Both Stroke and CancerLung Cancer Screening Can Detect Other Smoking IllsWhat Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ERCancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: StudyCancer Patients Turning to Crowdfunding to Help Pay Medical CostsAHA News: Scientists Find Biological Link Between High Blood Pressure and Breast CancerColon Cancer Rates Rising Among the Young in Wealthy NationsPaperwork, High Costs Could Mean Worse Survival for Lung Cancer Patients
LinksBook ReviewsSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Medical Disorders
Pain Management

Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

HealthDay News
by By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
Updated: Jul 11th 2019

new article illustration

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that sugary drinks help people pack on unwanted pounds. But new research suggests that sweetened sodas, sports drinks and even 100% fruit juice might raise your risk for some cancers.

The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it found that drinking as little as 3 to 4 ounces of sugary drinks each day was tied to an 18% rise in overall risk for cancer.

Among women, a similar consumption level was tied to a 22% rise in breast cancer risk, the French research team found.

A spokesperson for the American Cancer Society (ACS) said the findings should give consumers pause, because obesity is a known risk factor for cancer.

"A lot of the research on sugar-sweetened drinks and cancer has been tied to obesity," noted Colleen Doyle, managing director of nutrition and physical activity at the ACS. "Across the board, it's a good idea to reduce any sugar-sweetened beverage," she advised.

The new study was led by Mathilde Touvier, research director of nutritional epidemiology at the University of Paris. Her team collected data on more than 100,000 French men and women, average age 42, who took part in a national study.

The participants answered questions about how much of 3,300 different foods and beverages they consumed each day, and were followed for up to nine years (from 2009 to 2018).

The study uncovered links between the consumption of sugary drinks and the risk of cancer in general, and for breast cancer specifically. The investigators found no association between sugary drinks and prostate or colon cancers, but the authors stressed that too few people in the study developed these cancers to make this finding definitive.

The research uncovered no links between diet sodas and other artificially sweetened beverages and cancer, although more study is needed to confirm that, the authors noted.

The connection between sugary drinks and cancer remained the same even after the team adjusted for age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking and physical activity, the researchers said.

So, why the connection? According to Touvier's team, high-calorie drinks may raise cancer risk because sugar helps build body fat, in addition to raising blood sugar levels and inflammation -- all of which are risk factors for cancer.

It's also possible that chemicals found in these drinks might play a part in increasing cancer risk, the researchers theorized.

A group representing the beverage industry said sugary drinks can still be a part of the average diet, however.

In a statement, the American Beverage Association said: "It's important for people to know that all beverages -- either with sugar or without -- are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet. America's leading beverage companies are working together to support consumers' efforts to reduce the sugar they consume from our beverages by providing more choices with less sugar or zero sugar, smaller package sizes and clear calorie information right up front."

Samantha Heller is a senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She said she wasn't surprised by the findings.

"Do we really need more evidence that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages regularly is not healthy?" Heller said. She noted that, for decades, these drinks have been linked with diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

On the other hand, "most of us should be drinking more water than we do," Heller said. "Being poorly hydrated can affect us in surprising ways. It can impair our driving skills, cognitive abilities, mood, energy levels, kidneys, gastrointestinal function, appearance and more."

Study author Touvier agreed.

"The only beverage that is recommended is water," she said. And Touvier supports public efforts to get people away from the soda-and-juices habit.

Her team's findings support "existing nutritional recommendations to limit sugary drinks consumption, including 100% fruit juices, as well as policy actions such as taxation and marketing restrictions targeting sugary drinks," Touvier said.

And water doesn't have to be boring, Heller added.

"Play around with infusing water with mint, basil, cucumber, or strawberry and lemon slices. Fill a pitcher with water and pop in your favorite herbal teas like berry, vanilla or peppermint, and chill in the refrigerator," she suggested.

The new report was published online July 10 in the BMJ.

More information

For more on sugar-sweetened drinks, head to the CDC.