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Regular soda consumption increases risk of non-Hodgkin lymphomas 1.7-fold in men
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Men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who had a high consumption of regular sugar-sweetened soda were 1.66-times more likely to get non-Hodgkin lymphomas than men who did not consume regular soda according to a recent analysis.
Women consuming diet sodas did not show a significant increase.
(I have not seen a copy of the entire paper yet, so I don’t know what constitutes a “high consumption of regular sugar-sweetened soda”.)
Schernhammer ES, Bertrand KA, Birmann BM, Sampson L, Willett WC, and Feskanich D. Consumption of artificial sweetener- and sugar-containing soda and risk of lymphoma and leukemia in men and women. Am J Clin Nutr, 2012 Dec; 96(6): 1419-1428.
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