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(The Raw Story)   Have a Coke and a pancreas full of cancer   (rawstory.com) divider line 227
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2010-02-08 10:58:23 AM
FARK. The fridge at work is always stocked full of soda. SO... HARD... TO STOP... DRINKING... FREE SODA.
 
2010-02-08 11:04:00 AM
well crap, even if I stopped today, I'd still average 2 drinks a day for 20 years.
 
2010-02-08 11:04:29 AM
GIMMEE MAH COKE
 
2010-02-08 11:04:45 AM
"The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," Pereira said in a statement.

Now who's getting cancer Regularsodamitter?

My coke zeros and binge drinking laugh at this ha ha ha.
 
2010-02-08 11:05:29 AM
I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc...
 
2010-02-08 11:05:34 AM
/re-RTFA

wait 2 a week....well I'm boned
 
2010-02-08 11:06:25 AM
FTFA: Sugar may be to blame


If sugar is the culprit, then people aren't getting it from drinking Coke.
 
2010-02-08 11:06:50 AM
I rarely drink soda, but when I do it's classic coke in a can. Nothing like that syrupy acid burn.
 
2010-02-08 11:06:58 AM
See this is why we need to have a prohibition of sorts for soda. The high levels of sugar and caffeine are extremely detrimental to the health of society.

In place of sodas we could have healthier, more natural drinks like water mixed with hops and barley.
 
2010-02-08 11:07:00 AM
I was going to hotlink that coke can photo and make fun of it for being so old, but then I realized that therawstory had already hotlinked the pic. That's a new one.

http://moon.ouhsc.edu/dthompso/namics/gifiles/coke_can.gif
 
2010-02-08 11:07:27 AM
Things don't go better with Coke? BTW does this include ginger ale?
 
2010-02-08 11:07:31 AM
Argh. The media does NOT know how to report science. This is a sensational headline based on a study that isn't controlled.

The article notes that heavy red meat diets, which HAVE been linked to pancreatic cancer, and other unhealthy lifestyles, are not controlled for. Therefore, the findings are junk.

Also, the findings don't address diet soda or other soft drinks (such as Kool-Aid) or energy drinks (which I'd hazard to say are much more likely to kill you).

Everything in moderation, folks. Soda is great, but you don't have to have it for every drink of the day. Switch it up with juice, water, or milk every now and then and you'll be fine.
 
2010-02-08 11:07:40 AM
You know, if the choice is 2+ sodas a week (and red meat, as other studies have suggested), then I'm choosing pancreatic cancer.

Maybe its deadly, but I don't care.
 
2010-02-08 11:07:46 AM
But beer is still good for me right?
RIGHT?
 
2010-02-08 11:08:01 AM
In other news, breathing will inevitably lead to death...
 
2010-02-08 11:08:22 AM
People who drank mostly fruit juice instead of sodas did not have the same risk

And still increase their risk for diabetes. Hurray! Cancer for some, and diabetes for others!

Everyone wins!
 
2010-02-08 11:08:36 AM
Pancreatic cancer is so rare it isn't worth worrying about.

Worry about diabetes, heart diesease, breast and colon cancer etc.
 
2010-02-08 11:08:46 AM
"The high levels of sugar high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," Pereira said in a statement.


Fixed that for them.
 
2010-02-08 11:08:49 AM
doglover: My coke zeros and binge drinking laugh at this ha ha ha.

I think those still cause an issue. When you drink diet soda, your blood pressure goes up because your brain THINKS you've had something sugary to drink.
 
2010-02-08 11:09:04 AM
The study was conducted in Singapore. Are those even real people? I'm not sure this applies to us.
 
2010-02-08 11:09:20 AM
jehovahs witness protection: But beer is still good for me right?
RIGHT?


Hell yeahs!
 
2010-02-08 11:09:26 AM
Fruit juice has as much sugar as soda.
 
2010-02-08 11:10:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: But beer is still good for me right?
RIGHT?


Well, if the same study results came out about beer, I would certainly have no choice but to maintain my current intake.

/with a couple more on the weekend to soothe my aching pancreas
//and whiskey. lots of whiskey.
 
2010-02-08 11:10:33 AM
OMG!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!

they're comparing soda to fruit juice?!?! of course soda is going to have a higher risk factor. fruits and veggies have antioxidants people, this is not that hard...
 
2010-02-08 11:10:39 AM
You'd have to be a moron in this day and age to not know that too much sugar and fat = bad. I used to drink a 12 pack a week of Mt. Dew but I have cut down to maybe one or two cans a week. I substituted it with water and exercise. Yes I do feel better.

/But I get withdrawals...
//*shakes*
 
2010-02-08 11:10:41 AM
secularsage: Argh. The media does NOT know how to report science. This is a sensational headline based on a study that isn't controlled.

The article notes that heavy red meat diets, which HAVE been linked to pancreatic cancer, and other unhealthy lifestyles, are not controlled for. Therefore, the findings are junk.

Also, the findings don't address diet soda or other soft drinks (such as Kool-Aid) or energy drinks (which I'd hazard to say are much more likely to kill you).

Everything in moderation, folks. Soda is great, but you don't have to have it for every drink of the day. Switch it up with juice, water, or milk every now and then and you'll be fine.


Meh, energy drinks are soda with additional marketing.
 
2010-02-08 11:10:58 AM
1) Correlation doesn't prove cause.

2) I'd like to see a comparison group of people drinking diet soda. The study's authors seemed to be focused on sugar, but soft drinks contain phosphoric acid and other ingredients that could also be harmful.

3) Like the article correctly pointed out, heavy soft drink consumption is co-indicated with other poor lifestyle choices.
 
2010-02-08 11:11:08 AM
bighollywood.breitbart.com

never liked coke
 
2010-02-08 11:12:10 AM
You know, I'm just going to cut my soda intake on general principles. I don't need a prohibition or any supposed cancer risks, it's just making me feel like crap.

So nuts to it.
 
2010-02-08 11:12:22 AM
Well, we all gotta die from somethin'.
 
2010-02-08 11:12:41 AM
EighthundredmillionthFarker: I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc...

So you are NOT the one who's been butt-dialing me?
 
2010-02-08 11:13:21 AM
NOW what am I going to drink with my Dunkin' Donuts extra-glazed longjohns?
 
2010-02-08 11:14:17 AM
FishyFred: FARK. The fridge at work is always stocked full of soda. SO... HARD... TO STOP... DRINKING... FREE SODA.

This. I had to move back in with my parents recently.

THEY WON'T STOP BUYING IT. OH GOD.

/at this rate i'll have to excersize conscious choice soon
//NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2010-02-08 11:15:01 AM
Third In Line: EighthundredmillionthFarker: I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc...

So you are NOT the one who's been butt-dialing me?


Only one way to find out...

Star 69.
 
2010-02-08 11:15:05 AM
So it was a soda group and a fruit juice group? I'm not saying regular soda isn't bad for you, but don't you think the extra vitamins and junk in fruit juice may have also been a factor?
 
2010-02-08 11:15:26 AM
feralbaby: NOW what am I going to drink with my Dunkin' Donuts extra-glazed longjohns?

Does glazing your longjohns keep you warmer?
 
2010-02-08 11:15:34 AM
Kyosuke: "The high levels of sugar high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks everything may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," Pereira said in a statement.


Fixed that for them.


ftfy... Not that there's any difference between processed sugar and HFCS, as far as your liver is concerned.
 
2010-02-08 11:15:34 AM
doglover: "The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," Pereira said in a statement.

Now who's getting cancer Regularsodamitter?

My coke zeros and binge drinking laugh at this ha ha ha.


Enjoy all those chemicals destroying you - you won't live long enough to -get- cancer with all the crap that's in ANY soda. I've learned this the hard way.
 
2010-02-08 11:16:26 AM
Kyosuke: "The high levels of sugar high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth," Pereira said in a statement.


Fixed that for them.


You're onto something- there was no noted distinction between the corn syrup stuff in the US pop vs the sugar sweetened ones about everywhere else.

/Throwback Mountain Dew for breakfast.
 
2010-02-08 11:17:15 AM
" EighthundredmillionthFarker: I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc..."

"Have a Coke and a pancreas full..."

A Coke, not a soda or pop.

Coke.

Learn it.
Live it.
Love it.
 
2010-02-08 11:18:07 AM
Crunch61: ftfy... Not that there's any difference between processed sugar and HFCS, as far as your liver is concerned.

ftfy...

HFCS is sugar. It's a different kind of sugar, but the major health problems associated with HFCS are also associated with sugar: Obesity, Diabetes, etc.
 
2010-02-08 11:18:09 AM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: And still increase their risk for diabetes. Hurray! Cancer for some, and diabetes for others!

Just a small nit, but I think you meant "cancer and diabetes for some, and diabetes for others!"
 
2010-02-08 11:18:13 AM
1) Limited genetic base of the study population.
2) Poor control for additional risk factors.
3) Small number of events. How does 140 pancreatic cancer diagnoses out of 60,524 men and women over 14 years compare with historical data? That's 10 per 60,524 per year. Maybe the soda group was older?

FTA: "Although this study found a risk, the finding was based on a relatively small number of cases and it remains unclear whether it is a causal association or not," said Mayne, who serves on the board of the journal, which is published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Also, nothing links specifically to Coke.

/Don't drink sodas.
/Don't drink Coke.
/Hates limited correlations presented as "science."
 
2010-02-08 11:19:03 AM
FTA: People who drink two or more sweetened soft drinks a week have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer, an unusual but deadly cancer, researchers reported on Monday.

Holy crap! If this is true then why don't we hear more about people with this type of cancer?

People who drank mostly fruit juice instead of sodas did not have the same risk, the study of 60,000 people in Singapore found.

Oh. Surely the soda isn't the only problem there. Perhaps it's the poor air quality mixed with the soda? I wonder if the results would be the same in a smaller town away from typical smog and air polution of the big city.

Useless test results are useless.
 
2010-02-08 11:19:17 AM
mufhuggr: " EighthundredmillionthFarker: I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc..."

"Have a Coke and a pancreas full..."

A Coke, not a soda or pop.

Coke.

Learn it.
Live it.
Love it.


Despite the hotlinked Coke image, the study was actually about soda in general.
 
2010-02-08 11:19:35 AM
Rapmaster2000: I was going to hotlink that coke can photo and make fun of it for being so old, but then I realized that therawstory had already hotlinked the pic. That's a new one.

http://moon.ouhsc.edu/dthompso/namics/gifiles/coke_can.gif


You mean they've already abandoned this one (right)?

img38.yfrog.com
 
2010-02-08 11:20:39 AM
FishyFred: FARK. The fridge at work is always stocked full of soda. SO... HARD... TO STOP... DRINKING... FREE SODA.

www.dilbert.com
 
2010-02-08 11:20:44 AM
EighthundredmillionthFarker: Third In Line: EighthundredmillionthFarker: I say people who drink 2 cans of coke a day are more likely to keep their cell phone in their pocket. etc, etc...

So you are NOT the one who's been butt-dialing me?

Only one way to find out...

Star 69.


Well, I have caller ID

Turn on your humor, please
 
2010-02-08 11:21:05 AM
jimmyego: Rapmaster2000: I was going to hotlink that coke can photo and make fun of it for being so old, but then I realized that therawstory had already hotlinked the pic. That's a new one.

http://moon.ouhsc.edu/dthompso/namics/gifiles/coke_can.gif

You mean they've already abandoned this one (right)?


The one in the photo is late 80s.
 
2010-02-08 11:21:05 AM
This information would have been handy for me twenty years ago.

Shiat.
 
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