How do soda and alcohol increase my risk of pancreatic cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One important preventable risk factor for pancreatic cancer is soda and alcohol consumption. Several studies have connected pancreatic cancer with increasing soda consumption. One study looked at soda consumption and pancreatic cancer risk in more than 60,000 subjects and found that individuals consuming two or more sodas a week had a higher risk for pancreatic cancer compared to those who didn’t drink soda.

With regard to alcohol, an analysis from the Cancer Prevention Study found that those who drank more than three or more drinks per day had a high risk of dying from pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends no more than one alcoholic drink per day for women and two drinks for men.
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