Soft Drink Raises Man’s Risk of Prostate Cancer

One fizzy drink a day raises men's risk of prostate cancer by 40 per cent, says study.

Himanshu Sharma
LatestWritten by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Nov 28, 2012Updated at: Nov 28, 2012
Soft Drink Raises Man’s Risk of Prostate Cancer

Soft Drink Raises Mans Risk of Prostate Cancer

A recent study by Swedish professors suggests that just one soft drink a day may increase the risk of developing more serious forms of the cancer such as prostate cancer by 40 per cent.


[Read: Prostate Cancer Treatment Options]


The researchers at the Lund University assessed health of more than 8,000 men aged 45 to 73 for 15 years. It was found that those who drank one 330 ml a day were highly likely to require treatment for a serious form of cancer. Moreover, researchers found that men who ate a diet of rice, pasta and sugary cereal were at increased risk of milder form of cancer.


[Read: Prostate Cancer Diet]


The research was conducted as various studies linked prostate cancer to soft drinks, as the thought was that sugar triggers the release of the hormone insulin, which feeds tumours to cause malignancies.

The study has put light on why it is important to cut back on soft drinks.

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