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Study links soda to prostate cancer

Just drinking a soda a day can increase a man's risk of getting prostate cancer by a whopping 40-percent, according to a recent study.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/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 recent study.

The finding is set 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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