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Colon cancer and coffee consumption not linked

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Drinking large amounts of coffee or sweetened soft drinks does not affect the risk of developing colon cancer, US researchers have found.

They reviewed studies involving more than 700,000 people. The research, published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found people who drank a lot of coffee – more than six cups a day – were at no greater risk of developing colon cancer than those who drank less.

Researchers also found that people who drank large amounts of sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks had no greater risk of developing colon cancer.

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