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Study: Soda increases risk of prostate cancer

8:29 PM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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(CNN) - Just drinking a soda a day can increase a man's risk of getting prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent, according to a study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

In the study, Swedish scientists tracked more than 8,000 men over 15 years. That higher risk was for a later-stage form of the cancer, discovered through symptoms rather than the PSA screening test.

The study compared those drinking 11 ounces of a soft drink a day, an ounce shy of the standard can, with people who didn't drink any sodas.

The study also linked heavy consumption of sugary breakfast cereal, rice and pasta to a greater risk of developing a milder form of prostate cancer.


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