America’s Favorite Drink Causes Liver Cancer?

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted June 17, 2022

Dear Longevity Insider,

Anil Bajnath MD here with your Monday roundup.

These 100-degree days would prompt anyone to crack open a cold one. As many light up the grills and continue to celebrate the Father’s Day season… who wouldn’t grab America’s staple beverage? A coke!

A burger, fries, and a coke are some of America's favorite summertime foods to celebrate life with the ones who mean the most to them. But one of these has been linked to increased chances of liver cancer.

Here’s a quick quiz…

Q: Which of these three items is associated with her likelihood of getting liver cancer?

  1. Burger.
  2. Fries.
  3. Coke.

If you voted “C,” you’d be absolutely correct! Here’s why: It’s the sugar! Simple. A new study suggests that even just one sugary drink a day (like soda) may be linked to higher liver cancer risk.

The excessive sugars in some of our most beloved, sweet summer drinks can throw off the insulin and blood sugar levels in your body. As a result, this stresses out your liver. Sugar also contributes to inflammation and fat accumulation around the liver. Both of these factors can increase the risk of liver cancer.

This study shows that women who have at least one sugary drink a day are 73% more likely to have liver cancer than women who have just three or fewer sugary drinks a month.

If you’re freaking out because you like to pound sweet, sugar juices every single day, don’t freak out!

If you want to know if something is wrong with your liver, take this 5-question test.

To your longevity,

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Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ

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