Soda a Day Sends Prostate Risk Soaring
Pasta, rice, cereal also pose cancer threat: study
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 27, 2012 1:01 PM CST
A daily soda raises the risk of prostate cancer, a study finds.   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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Alstonalston
Apr 3, 2014 6:09 AM CDT
A number of beverage stocks moved down yesterday after industry publication Beverage Digest released soda sales numbers for 2013 that indicated volumes fell 3% over the previous year,
Gart
Nov 27, 2012 3:48 PM CST
A soda a day also makes you fat and probably suggests you don't give a funk about your health anyway.
tran_tor
Nov 27, 2012 3:48 PM CST
So high carbohydrate intake increases risk. Hmm. So are they basically saying BMI is directly related to prostate risk? Oh. So the soda thing, rice, pasta, and sugary cereal (high caloric intake) is a common habit among obese people? And being obese increases your risk? Well. That seems a little dishonest a headline Newser. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/prostate-cancer-and-bmi_n_1402748.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100602141648.htm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16527425/ns/health-cancer/t/weight-gain-linked-prostate-cancer-death/#.ULU1Hmc52CU http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=38901&sc=803