Diet soft drinks tied to lower odds of colon cancer recurrence: Study

Colon cancer patients who drink one or more servings of artificially-sweetened beverages a day have roughly half the risk of their cancer recurring compared to those who drink few or none of these beverages, a U.S. study suggests.

The study wasn’t designed to prove whether or how drinking these beverages lowers the risk of colon cancer returning. The researchers can only theorise about reasons for their findings. One reason might be that patients who consume artificially-sweetened drinks are substituting them for sugar-sweetened.

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