BEWARE: Sweet drinks KILL

Do you drink sugary drinks?

Perhaps you don’t, but you know someone else who does?

Either way, heed my warning: STOP NOW.

Because new research confirms what I’ve been saying all along

Drinking just two or more sugar- or artificially- sweetened beverages daily may raise your risk of DYING from a dreaded diagnosis…

One that’s striking earlier than ever before.

A serial sweet tooth

Previous research has linked sugar-sweetened beverages to obesity-related cancers.

But what about artificially sweetened beverages?

In a new study, more than 900,000 participants were cancer-free at baseline. They also completed questionnaires to assess how many sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened beverages they typically consume on a daily basis.

Researchers looked for associations between both types of sweetened beverages… and dying from any type ofcancer or obesity-related cancer.

When it comes to sugar sweetened beverages, drinking two or more daily wasn’t associated with all-cancer mortality risk.

But researchers found a significant 5 percent increased risk of death from obesity-related cancer.

To be clear, obesity can contribute to 13 different types of cancer, which make up around 40 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the U.S., including:

  • Breast cancer (in women who have gone through menopause)
  • Colon and rectum cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Meningioma (a type of brain cancer)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Esophageal cancer

What’s more, consuming two or more artificially sweetened beverages was also associated with a 5 percent increased risk of death from obesity-related cancer.

But when researchers adjusted for body mass index (BMI), that risk “only” held for pancreatic cancer, which more than doubled to 11 percent.

Water, seltzers, coffee, tea

It’s known that fructose, the main sweetener in sugary drinks, aids in the survival of cancer cells and tumor formation in mice.

Not to mention, sugar contributes to weight gain. And being overweight—or obese—can be deadly, as this research shows.

At some point, it all boils down to one point: #sugarkills. And we must say NO to it!

When it comes to beverages… what’s wrong with water, flavored seltzers, even black coffee or herbal tea?

There are SO many healthy products in the beverage category that I still get baffled when people tell me they don’t know what to drink because water is “boring.”

Make it “not-so-boring” by adding a splash of flavor—with citrus, mint leaves, coconut water, or more!

For additional ways to protect yourself against cancer, I encourage you to check out my Essential Cancer Protocol. Click here to learn more about this innovative, online learning tool.

Until next time,
Dr. Fred

“Sugary Drinks Linked to Obesity-Related Cancer Deaths.” Medscape, 09/21/2022. (