Diet Affects Prostate Health
According to a study recently published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietietics, a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in red meat may play an important role in the prevention of prostate cancer. Some foods that stood out as exceptional are: cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, and green tea. The most problematic culprits were: highly processed and charcoaled meats and high-fat dairy.
Couple this with an early study (2007) from the Journal of the Cancer Institute that showed a link between the consumption of refined carbohydrates (white bread, white rice, etc.) and cancer tumors in the prostate.
This reinforces other health-promoting strategies that recommend a greater consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils) and less (or no) consumption of red meat and refined carbohydrate products.
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009; 22 (3): 187 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-277X
Journal of the Cancer Institute, 2007, Nov. 28.