Long-term exposure to nitrates in drinking water may be a risk factor for prostate cancer

The nitrate ingested over the course of a person’s adult lifetime through the consumption of tap water and bottled water could be a risk factor for prostate cancer, particularly in the case of aggressive tumors and in younger men. This is the conclusion of a study conducted in Spain and led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The findings have been published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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