Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer in women under 50

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Colorectal cancer diagnoses have increased among people under age 50 in recent years, and researchers are seeking reasons why. A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in women under age 50. The findings suggest that heavy consumption of sugary drinks during adolescence (ages 13 to 18) and adulthood can increase the disease risk.

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