Leukemia is one of deadly cancer types and it turns out that soda contributes to the risk. At least one diet soda per day can increase the risk for myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in men. This study is the longest study that focuses on the role of aspartame as a carcinogen.
In this study, researchers conducted an analysis of the data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (have been collected over 22 years).
This long study took data from 2,278,396 people and every two years, every participant was given detailed dietary questionnaires, with the aim to find a link between cancer and aspartame. At the end of the study the scientists found that daily diet soda increases the risk of leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma significantly.
The study found that 355 ml of diet soda every day will increase:
- The risk of leukemia by 42%
- The risk of myeloma in men 102% higher
- The risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in men by 31%
Honestly, the researchers did not know the main reason why only men with high-diet soda increased the risk of multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but we all know that soda is one of the staple foods in the United States. Other previous studies have examined the effect of aspartame on mice and the results are similar as aspartame consumption will increase the risk of lymphoma and leukemia, both in male mice and female mice.
From the combination of various studies, scientists are now designing effect of aspartame in soda to the increase in other types of cancer. You need to avoid consuming soda as much as possible because it can increase the risk of cancer, which was known is the risk of leukemia and lymphoma.
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