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Daily soft drink linked to increased risk of liver disease

Daily soft drink linked to increased risk of liver disease

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
In a new study, researchers have found an increased risk of liver cancer and chronic liver disease mortality among women who consume sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis. Led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the observational study included nearly 100,000 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative. Participants were followed for a median of more than 20 years. Researchers looked at self-reported liver cancer incidence and death due to chronic liver diseases such as fibrosis, cirrhosis, or chronic hepatitis, which were further verified by medical records or the National Death Index. A total of 98,786 postmenopausal women were included in the final analyses. The 6.8 per cent of women who consumed one or more sugar-sweetened...
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