5 drinks that increase cancer risk

March 7, 2020  21:39

Regular consumption of certain drinks increases the cancer risk. The list of such drinks, according to the magazine Health and Human, includes:

Tap water

Toxic dibutyl phthalate (DBP) may be present in the tap water, which is a by-product of disinfection and which may have a carcinogenic effect on the body.

Water in plastic bottles

Water in plastic bottles may contain bisphenol-A - it is known as a hormonal disruptor, which is linked to an increased risk of developing prostate and breast cancer.

Energy drinks

The so-called energy drinks consist mainly of sugar, caffeine, artificial colors; they can simultaneously increase blood pressure and blood sugar, which weakens the body, making it vulnerable to cancer.


Juices may seem beneficial to some people. But in fact, their frequent use is linked to an increased incidence of colorectal cancer. According to scientists, the whole problem is the high sugar level in these drinks. Sugar is a favorite food for cancer cells, experts warn.

Sports drinks

So-called sports drinks cannot directly lead to cancer, but provide a springboard along the way, as they are also full of sugar and carbohydrates. If you do not spend most of the day on training, then beware of drinking it. 

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