Sweets Are Bad For More Than Your Teeth- May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

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A recent report showed that sugary soft drinks may increase men’s risk for prostate cancer, according to the results of a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden said they followed over 8,000 men aged 45 to 73 for an average of 15 years and found that those who drank one can of a soft drink a day were 40 percent more likely to develop more serious forms of prostate cancer.  In addition, the study team found that those whose diet was heavy on rice and pasta increased their risk of getting milder forms of prostate cancer, which often required no treatment, by 31 percent, and those whose intake of sugary breakfast cereals was high had a 38-percent increased risk for milder forms of the cancer.

 

Bottom Line: In addition to red meat which has been demonstrated to increase the risk of prostate cancer, this study suggests it is also prudent to reduce your consumption of sugary soft drinks and sugary breakfast cereals.

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