It's no secret that sugary drinks are bad for people's health, but how are they linked to cancer?

Researchers have found that consuming them may increase the risk of mortality from certain types of cancer.

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the "top sources of added sugars" for Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The results showed that men's and women's consumption of more than two SSB drinks per day compared to never drinkers was not associated with cancer mortality.

The results appear to be related to higher BMI among participants who regularly consumed sugary drinks, according to the American Cancer Society.

 BMI is said to be a "reliable indicator of body fatness for most people," although it does not "diagnose" a person's body fatness or determine a person's health

In addition to cancer risks, frequent consumption of sugary drinks has also been linked to other health problems

including heart disease, gout, tooth decay, non-alcoholic liver disease, and type 2 diabetes.

sugar waters should also be considered sugar-sweetened beverages.