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Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

A study published by The BMJ reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer.

While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases.

The consumption of sugary drinks has increased worldwide during the last few decades and is convincingly associated with the risk of obesity, which in turn is recognized as a strong risk factor for many cancers. But research on sugary drinks and the risk of cancer is still limited.

So a team of researchers based in France set out to assess the associations between the consumption of sugary drinks (sugar sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices), artificially sweetened (diet) beverages, and risk of overall cancer, as well as breast, prostate, and bowel (colorectal) cancers.

Their findings are based on 101,257 healthy French adults (21% men; 79% women) with an average age of 42 years at inclusion time from the NutriNet-Santé cohort study.

Participants completed at least two 24-hour online validated dietary questionnaires, designed to measure usual intake of 3,300 different food and beverage items and were followed up for a maximum of 9 years (2009-2018).

Daily consumption of sugary drinks (sugar sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices) and artificially sweetened (diet) beverages were calculated and first cases of cancer reported by participants were validated by medical records and linked with health insurance national databases.

Several well known risk factors for cancer, such as age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking status and physical activity levels, were taken into account.

Average daily consumption of sugary drinks was greater in men than in women (90.3 mL v 74.6 mL, respectively). During follow-up 2,193 first cases of cancer were diagnosed and validated (693 breast cancers, 291 prostate cancers, and 166 colorectal cancers). Average age at cancer diagnosis was 59 years.

The results show that a 100 mL per day increase in the consumption of sugary drinks was associated with an 18% increased risk of overall cancer and a 22% increased risk of breast cancer. When the group of sugary drinks was split into fruit juices and other sugary drinks, the consumption of both beverage types was associated with a higher risk of overall cancer. No association was found for prostate and colorectal cancers, but numbers of cases were more limited for these cancer locations.

In contrast, the consumption of artificially sweetened (diet) beverages was not associated with a risk of cancer, but the authors warn that caution is needed in interpreting this finding owing to a relatively low consumption level in this sample.

Possible explanations for these results include the effect of the sugar contained in sugary drinks on visceral fat (stored around vital organs such as the liver and pancreas), blood sugar levels, and inflammatory markers, all of which are linked to increased cancer risk.

Other chemical compounds, such as additives in some sodas might also play a role, they add.

This is an observational study, so can’t establish cause, and the authors say they cannot rule out some misclassification of beverages or guarantee detection of every new cancer case.

Nevertheless, the study sample was large and they were able to adjust for a wide range of potentially influential factors. What’s more, the results were largely unchanged after further testing, suggesting that the findings withstand scrutiny.

These results need replication in other large scale studies, say the authors.

“These data support the relevance of existing nutritional recommendations to limit sugary drink consumption, including 100% fruit juice, as well as policy actions, such as taxation and marketing restrictions targeting sugary drinks, which might potentially contribute to the reduction of cancer incidence,” they conclude.

Source: Science Daily, sciencedaily.com

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More people than ever are beginning to ask their chiropractors about the benefits and efficacy of CBD pain relief and taking or applying CBD to...

More people than ever are beginning to ask their chiropractors about the benefits and efficacy of CBD pain relief

“Where are you sore?” With more than a fifth of American adults reporting some form of discomfort, this question is a good place to start.

In addition to previously relied-upon treatment options, however, more people than ever are beginning to ask their chiropractors about the benefits and efficacy of CBD oil. How does CBD pain relief work? How can it help? How can people trust the product they’re buying?

CBD one in more than 100

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of more than 100 naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. Well-tolerated by people and animals alike (according to the World Health Organization), it is non-toxic and non-psychoactive (i.e., it doesn’t get people “high”).

CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps regulate immune function, pain, sleep, mood, motor control, metabolism, and memory, among other functions. The ECS includes millions of cannabinoid receptors to aid the body in achieving homeostasis – a condition of internal stability. In short, the human body is designed to respond to CBD pain relief.

CBD for health and wellness

Multiple studies have shown CBD to have beneficial properties to support health and wellness. In fact, CBD has been patented by the U.S. government as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. 

With the majority of physical pain stemming from or exacerbated by inflammation, CBD is certainly an option both chiropractors and patients should consider. And as ongoing research continues to reveal, those who suffer from psychological/emotional pain tend to experience more pronounced physical pain, so CBD may support pain abatement from these causes, as well.

CBD for physical discomfort

Athletes, people suffering from an old or new injury, elders and the aging, physical laborers, and many more have a new option to feel better. Topical CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors under the skin, providing acute relief and supporting their desired level of physical activity. Ingestible CBD provides similar effects at the whole-body level rather than locally, as when applied topically to a specific area.

Others who may benefit from topical or ingestible CBD include:

CBD quality and reliability

Understanding what CBD is and how it works is only half the battle. From there, finding a consistently reliable, quality CBD product becomes paramount for CBD pain relief. CBD oil quality indicators include:

Ultimately, people have many choices when seeking to effectively address and combat pain and discomfort to find CBD pain relief.

While some of the benefits of CBD have been known for the last century, new research, availability, and public interest have created a fresh opportunity for those who have never experienced it for themselves to explore its therapeutic potential.

ALLISON TAYLOR is EVP of sales and education at Receptra Naturals, a family-owned Colorado hemp CBD extract company dedicated to improving quality of life worldwide. Learn more at www.ReceptraNaturals.com.

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“Where are you sore?” With more than a fifth of American adults reporting some form of discomfort, this question is a good place to start.

In addition to previously relied-upon treatment options, however, more people than ever are beginning to ask their chiropractors about the benefits and efficacy of CBD oil. How does CBD pain relief work? How can it help? How can people trust the product they’re buying?

CBD one in more than 100

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of more than 100 naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. Well-tolerated by people and animals alike (according to the World Health Organization), it is non-toxic and non-psychoactive (i.e., it doesn’t get people “high”).

CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps regulate immune function, pain, sleep, mood, motor control, metabolism, and memory, among other functions. The ECS includes millions of cannabinoid receptors to aid the body in achieving homeostasis – a condition of internal stability. In short, the human body is designed to respond to CBD pain relief.

CBD for health and wellness

Multiple studies have shown CBD to have beneficial properties to support health and wellness. In fact, CBD has been patented by the U.S. government as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. 

With the majority of physical pain stemming from or exacerbated by inflammation, CBD is certainly an option both chiropractors and patients should consider. And as ongoing research continues to reveal, those who suffer from psychological/emotional pain tend to experience more pronounced physical pain, so CBD may support pain abatement from these causes, as well.

CBD for physical discomfort

Athletes, people suffering from an old or new injury, elders and the aging, physical laborers, and many more have a new option to feel better. Topical CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors under the skin, providing acute relief and supporting their desired level of physical activity. Ingestible CBD provides similar effects at the whole-body level rather than locally, as when applied topically to a specific area.

Others who may benefit from topical or ingestible CBD include:

CBD quality and reliability

Understanding what CBD is and how it works is only half the battle. From there, finding a consistently reliable, quality CBD product becomes paramount for CBD pain relief. CBD oil quality indicators include:

Ultimately, people have many choices when seeking to effectively address and combat pain and discomfort to find CBD pain relief.

While some of the benefits of CBD have been known for the last century, new research, availability, and public interest have created a fresh opportunity for those who have never experienced it for themselves to explore its therapeutic potential.

ALLISON TAYLOR is EVP of sales and education at Receptra Naturals, a family-owned Colorado hemp CBD extract company dedicated to improving quality of life worldwide. Learn more at www.ReceptraNaturals.com.

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