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A Change in Diet; Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

By: Dr. Gary Bellman on June 17, 2013, 8:01 am

Men with prostate cancer may boost their survival chances if they replace animal fats and carbohydrates in their diet with healthy fats such as olive oils, nuts, and avocados, new research suggests.

Also men who eat large amounts of lycopene-rich tomatoes and tomato products may reduce their risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the journal of Cancer Research Prevention.
Scientists studied the effects of the red carotenoid lycopene by treating human prostate cells with either a concentration containing lycopene or a placebo for 48 hours.  After the treatment, researchers found proteins most affected by lycopene were involved in antioxidant responses and had anticancer effects.

Studies also show a diet high in vegetables and fruits, as well as low in fat and excessive meat and dairy consumption, may prevent and manage prostate cancer.

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