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 29 comments Comments 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.