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Just a small glass of juice or soda a day can increase your overall risk, according to the study

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(CNN) – Just a small glass of juice or soda a day can increase your overall risk for cancer by nearly 20 percent.

That’s according to a new study published this week 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 could increase your overall cancer risk by 18 percent and increase the risk of breast cancer by 22 percent.

The lead author of the study says the findings add to research showing that reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health.

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