A 14-year-long survey made by experts in Singapore studying the effects of sugar has been released. 60,500 people were involved in the study, and has shown that people who consume soda pop on a weekly basis increased their chances of cancer by 87%.
Pancreatic cancer is usually rare, but it affects approximately 7,600 people in the UK every year. Only 2-3% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will be fortunate to continue living for another five years.
Dr. Mark Pereira of the University of Minnesota is heading the study and said: "The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth."