Soda a Day Sends Prostate Risk Soaring

Pasta, rice, cereal also pose cancer threat: study

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2012 1:01 PM CST

(Newser) – Soda's dangers extend well beyond your teeth. Drinking an 11-ounce soft drink daily raises a man's risk of aggressive prostate cancer by a whopping 40%, a study finds. And while you're reducing your soda intake, you may want to take a look at your rice and pasta habits as well: Big eaters of those foods face a 31% higher risk of milder types of prostate cancer, while sugary cereal devotees have a 38% higher risk of the milder forms, the Daily Mail reports. The data comes from a Swedish study of 8,000 men between the ages of 45 and 73 over 15 years.

A daily soda raises the risk of prostate cancer, a study finds.
A daily soda raises the risk of prostate cancer, a study finds.   (Shutterstock)
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