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Diet Soda May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer Death, Says Study

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Finally! Some good news for those of us who love diet soda. Like this woman, for example…

A study from a little school known as Yale University revealed that drinking artificially-sweetened soft drinks may lower the risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death.

Colorectal cancer (cancer that starts in the colon or rectum) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease. Yikes.

Researchers found that people who drank one or more 12-oz. servings of artificially-sweetened beverages per day experienced a whopping 46 percent lower risk of colon cancer recurrence or death, as compared to those who didn’t drink them.

In the study, soft drinks were classified as caffeinated colas, non-caffeinated colas, and other carbonated drinks such as diet ginger ale.

Also good for your health? Watching this gif from an old Coca-Cola Light ad. You’re welcome.

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