The University of Minnesota recently released a study linking sugar-sweetened soft drinks to one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The university followed 60,000 people in Singapore over a 14 year period and discovered that individuals who consummed two or more soda ‘s a week had double the risk of pancreatic cancer. The researchers have concluded that insulin may play a role in the development of cancer. However that would not account for individuals who consume fruit juices.
Perhaps the real culprit is the elevated levels of bezene found in soda pop. The benzene results from decarboxylation of the preservative benzoic acid in the presence of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) especially under heat and light.
Dr Lorenzo Diana ND
Doctor Of Naturopathic Medicine
Markham Natural Health Centre