A new study found that drinking a small glass of sugar-sweetened beverages per day could lead to different types of cancer. A group of researchers asked 100,000 French adults to answer the survey forms about the food and drinks that they consumed every day. The team observed the respondents for more than 9 years. During the study period, a total of 2,193 cases of cancer were seen through medical records and health databases. At the age of 59, 693 participants were determined to have breast cancer, 291 with prostate cancer, and 166 with colorectal cancer.

Risk factors of cancer like educational background, history of cancer in the family and smoking habits were also considered in the study. As reported by Ian Johnson, a nutrition expert, “The results indicate statistically significant correlations between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and risk of all cancers combined, and of breast cancer.” Mathilde Touvier, the lead author of the study, stated “What we observed was that the main driver of the association seems to be really the sugar contained in these sugary drinks.” She recommended that people should be aware of public health guidelines that reduce sugary drinks consumption to at least one glass a day.