Soft Drinks Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

They also noted that the study was limited in statistical power because pancreatic cancer is rare, which limited the sample size of cancer cases. "Also, because we were unable to collect repeated dietary measurements in this study, we were unable to account for changes in consumption of soft drinks and juices," they wrote, "especially when the diagnosis of diabetes occurred after the baseline interview."

The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The authors reported no financial conflicts of interest.

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