Sugar-sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and breast cancer risk: Results from 2 prospective US cohorts

The Journal of NutritionRomanos-Nanclares A, Collins LC, Hu FB, et al. | June 14, 2021

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By analyzing 82,713 females from the Nurses’ Health Study (1980 to 2016) and 93,085 females from the Nurses’ Health Study II (1991 to 2017), researchers examined the links between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) and risks of total and subtype-specific breast cancer. A 4,655,153 person-years of follow-up revealed 11,379 breast cancer cases. Findings revealed no significant links overall, but lean women were found to have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer in relation to intake of SSBs. This observation could have happened by chance and requires corroboration. Intake of ASBs did not result in any substantial elevation in the risk of breast cancer.

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