Colas Increase Risk of Agressive Prostate Cancer

As posted by the AANP:

AANP – Soft Drinks Linked To Prostate Cancer Risk¬†–¬†(Tuesday,¬†November 27, 2012) –A study has found that men who drink one 330-milliliter (11-fluid-ounce) soft drink per day may also have at 40 percent higher risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. (Previous studies have shown that Chinese and Japanese immigrants in the US develop prostate cancer more often than peers in their home countries.) The study followed over 8,000 men aged 45 to 73 for an average of 15 years. The cancer was discovered after the men showed symptoms of the disease, and not through the screening process known as PSA (prostate-specific antigen). Those who ate a diet heavy on rice and pasta increased their risk of getting milder forms of prostate cancer, which often requires no treatment, by 31 percent. Men who ate a high intake of sugary breakfast cereals raised the incidence of milder forms of the cancer to 38 percent. It is important to note that these links do not necessarily represent a cause-and-effect relationship. The report will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It is now available online at with access fee.

Please limit sugar consumption and eliminate sodas from your diet.

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