(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 study 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.