No, this doesn’t say that obesity causes cancer or that sugary drinks cause cancer, but they do lump in cancer with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In the articles it says that 180,000 deaths worldwide can be linked to sugary drinks. As stated later in the article this a bit of a leap to place all of the blame, or even the majority of it, on sugary drinks, but it is becoming more and more obvious that being obese will kill you in more ways than one. Being overweight puts you at risk for diabetes, we all know that. Being overweight puts extra strain and stress on your heart and can cause your heart to fail prematurely, we all know that. But how many people know that obesity can also cause cancer? Not many. More and more research is showing that cancer can be prevented.
Using data from national health surveys around the world, the team tied sugar-sweetened beverages to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 44,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 6,000 deaths from cancer in 2010.
Watch what you put into your mouth. Avoid substances that aren’t food!