Green Foods Can Reduce the Risk Of Prostate Cancer: Study

According to the latest research, it is found that plant-based food not only reduces the progression of prostate cancer but also reduces the probability of occurring again.

Vivian Liu, the research coordinator of the Osher Center for investigative health at the University of California, San Francisco. In her lead study, she stated eating fruits and vegetables comes with a long list of health benefits. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type two diabetes. Veggies and fruits can contribute to your long healthy life. She added now they have evidence that they can influence this deadly but commonly occurring disease, cancer in men.

Statistics say prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men after skin cancer.  Prostate cancer has taken 288,300 new cases under its clutches, and this has led to 34,700 deaths projected for this year. This includes factors such as age, older people above 65 having more possibilities of getting prostate cancer; race, African and American men are more likely to suffer this cancer; and specific genetic mutations.

Liu added men could cure themselves of prostate cancer on a healthy grocery shopping list. They will not need any intervention from drugs or other medical operations.

Many studies have shown the link between diet and cancer. Foods with low-fat products and avoiding food such as red meat have shown effective results in lowering or preventing the risk of cancer. Eating food with the presence of antioxidants lycopene can work well. One such example is tomatoes, which reduce cancer risk.

The main focus of Liu and her team was on the patients who already had prostate cancer and were at risk of growing it or getting it again after treatment. According to the research, men with prostate cancer following the right amount of plants have a 52% lower risk of progression of the disease and a 53% low risk of it occurring again compared to the men with a diet without plants.

Among the people on observation, only 204 out of 2,000 have advanced the disease. Liu said this number is small yet very significant.

Lastly, Liu said that the analysis involved scoring excellent and bad foods. The participants reported the quantity of food they consumed was not possible to recommend as the different bodies have different appetites. According to the Directory Guidelines of 2020-2025, an average American adult should consume 1.5 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 to 3 cups of veggies every day.