One soft drink per day may raise aggressive prostate cancer risk

Drinking one normal-sized soft drink per day may put men at increased risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study.

The study found that those who drank one 11-fluid-ounce soft drink a day were 40 percent more likely to develop more serious forms of prostate cancer that required treatment.

In the study, researchers followed over 8,000 men aged 45 to 73 for an average of 15 years for the study.

“Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent,” the New York Daily News quoted Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University, as saying.

The study is to be published in the upcoming edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Source: ANI