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September 2009 Issue

Update Diet and Prostate Cancer Prevention

Since ENís last coverage on diet and prostate cancer risk, some new findings have come to light. During the past several years, a large number of studies have looked at the potential role that diet can play in preventing prostate cancer, sometimes with conflicting results. Australian researchers hoped to clarify this issue in their systematic review published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in June 2009. Scientific data for promising dietary therapies in prostate cancer prevention were reviewed. The researchers concluded that the best diet for preventing prostate cancer is one that is low in fat and high in vegetables and fruits, and avoids high-calorie intake and excessive meat, dairy products and calcium.

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