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(Getty Images)A study from the University of Texas Health Science Center found that the consumption of either ginger ale or ginger beer was associated with a lower risk of cancer.
The findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, were based on the data from a population-based, multisite cohort study that was based on self-reported diet records.
The study included more than 3,000 people in the United States.
Researchers looked at a total of 6,936 diet records from those participants.
The results showed that the two beverages were associated with slightly lower rates of colon cancer and rectal cancer.
Ginger ale was also associated with lower rates for esophageal cancer and esophagitis.
The researchers said that the findings suggested that ginger beer could be a good alternative to other beverages to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer among people who are already at higher risk.