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STUDY: Plant-based diet lowers risk of fatal prostate cancer by 19%

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The study points to both the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory elements of fruits and vegetables as keys to not only reducing prostate cancer risk, but preventing prostate enlargement as well.

AMY BUXTON: A new study suggests that embracing a plant-based diet can reduce the likelihood of being diagnosed with life-ending prostate cancer.

The research was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It concludes that consuming vegan food could lower the risk of developing prostate cancer overall.

The study points to both the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory elements of fruits and vegetables as key. Not only to reducing prostate cancer risk, but preventing prostate enlargement as well. The latter is a benign condition that can impact the urinary tract of sufferers.

In addition to having less chance of being diagnosed, those eating a plant-based diet were shown to have a 19 percent lower risk of dying from the condition, if found to have it…

The study is entitled Association of plant-based diet index with prostate cancer risk. Researchers followed 47,239 men over a period of 28 years. During this time, 6,655 were diagnosed with prostate cancer. This broke down to 515 advanced cases, 956 lethal diagnoses, and 806 deaths.

Patients who ate higher levels of plant-based foods were found to be significantly less at risk of a serious case. Though fewer than one percent of participants followed a strict vegan diet…

Red meat has previously been flagged as an antagonist for prostate enlargement, alongside erectile dysfunction. Though there has been no definitive proof that meat and dairy causes prostate problems, a causal relationship is being investigated.

As with other forms of cancer, processed, cured, and red meats have been identified as likely having an impact on prostate cancer risk. In a targeted study, cow’s milk was shown to also have a potentially negative impact on prostate health…

Similarly plant-positive findings have already been found in connection to lowered risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other cancers, including colon and breast. SOURCE…

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