- In adult women, drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) per day was associated with a doubling in the risk of developing early onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) in this study.
- Replacing adult intake of SSBs with artificially sweetened beverages, coffee, reduced-fat milk, or whole milk may be associated with a lower risk of developing EO-CRC.
- Each daily SSB serving that people consume between the ages of 13 and 18 years may increase their risk of developing EO-CRC by 32%.
Written by Beth JoJack on May 9, 2021
Fact checked by Zia Sherrell, MPH
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