Daily Intake of Soda May Raise Men’s Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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Men who consume one 11-ounce soda daily are at greater risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer, according to researchers at Lund University in Sweden.

The research showed that men who consumed a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar had a 40 percent higher risk of developing prostate cancer. The study was conducted over 15 years, following more than 8,000 men, between ages 45 and 73.

Researchers also discovered that men increased their risk of developing milder forms of prostate cancer if they regularly consumed rice and pasta (31 percent) or sugary breakfast cereals (38 percent).

Learn more about this study and prostate cancer.