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A new study is saying that drinking beer will increase your risk of developing prostate cancer.

This isn’t good news for the beer loves out there, but as reported in Markets Insider, a professor at the University of Montreal did a study of nearly 4,000 men, half had advanced-stage prostate cancer and the other half did not. It indicates that your risk for developing prostate cancer may be connected to your consumption of beer.

The study indicated that as few as 63 beers a year could cause as much as a 40% increase in your risk of developing prostate cancer, that’s little more than one beer a week. The study further shows that the more you drink, the earlier you could possibly develop the cancer. If you started drinking 2 beers a day at age 18, you could develop prostate cancer by age 65, drinking 3 beers a day you’re at an even higher risk for prostate cancer by the age of 50.

So, as long as you stay clear of the beer, you can partake in any other liquor or wine… even heavily! The researchers found no increased risk of prostate cancer while enjoying these other alcoholic beverages.

That’s good news for me, while I do enjoy an ice cold beer on occasion, I’m a tequila drinker myself. “A shot of Patron Silver, with lemon instead of lime, please!”

Now you know what to get me for my birthday. 🙂

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .