(CNN) – Just a small glass of juice or soda a day can increase your overall risk for cancer by nearly 20% according to a new study published Wednesday in the medical journal, BMJ.
The research looked at more than 100,000 French adults.
The study found that drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day, about a third of a typical can of soda, could increase your overall cancer risk by 18%.
It could also increase the risk of breast cancer by 22%.
The lead author of the study said the findings add to research showing that reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health.