Sweets, Fast Food and Fizzy Drinks Linked To Bowel Cancer For The First TimeSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 13:27
Sweets, Fast Food and Fizzy Drinks Linked To Bowel Cancer For The First Time
A diet high in sugar and fat has been linked to colorectal cancer
Research show high-energy snack foods are a risk factor of disease
By FIONA MACRAE
PUBLISHED: 12:18 EST, 14 July 2013 | UPDATED: 19:54 EST, 14 July 2013
Indulging in chocolate and other sweet treats such as biscuits and cakes could increase your risk of bowel cancer, researchers say.
It is the first study to link fatty and sugary snacks to bowel tumours, which claim more lives than any other form of the disease apart from lung cancer.
However, not all treats are off the menu. The British study also found drinking lots of coffee could have a protective effect.