Fruits and Vegetables

A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in fat and red meat may prove to be useful against both the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. This revelation was made by Robert Ma and K. Chapman from the University of New South Wales.

These experts had conducted this review with the aim of determining if dietary changes may have a positive impact on the prevention of prostate cancer. Apart from this, they also evaluated the effects of dietary modifications in the proper management of the disease in patients.

The investigators observed that, “Although not conclusive, results suggest that general dietary modification has a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. In patients with prostate cancer, dietary therapy allows patients to be an active participant in their treatment.”

Seemingly a diet enriched with fruits and vegetables and low in meat and fat is believed to have a positive effect against the inhibition of prostate cancer. To be precise avoiding high energy foodstuffs, high consumption of dairy products and calcium, and high meat intake may have a positive effect against prostate cancer.

It was further noted that the intake of cauliflower, tomatoes, green tea, broccoli etc. may play a role in lowering the risk factors associated with prostate cancer. Similarly the intake of highly processed meats or highly charred meats, fats, dairy products, etc. may somehow be linked with this type of cancer.

This review was published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.