Soda exposes Americans to 'unnecessary cancer risk': study

February 22, 2015 8:20 PM

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Soda exposes Americans to 'unnecessary cancer risk': study

Between 44% and 58% of people over the age of 6 could be “unnecessarily” increasing their cancer risk by drinking at least one can of soda a day, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Soda makers often add caramel coloring to give colas and root beers their brownish hue. This process can produce a possible carcinogen called 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) that can then turn up in the beverage.

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