DONATE
FOR PHYSICIANS
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
ETHICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION
MEDIA CENTER
LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
CLINICAL RESEARCH
EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
MEMBERSHIP
SHOP

Connect with Us

 

 

The Physicians Committee



BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS May 21, 2014

Protein, Fat, and Dairy Linked to Prostate Cancer

May 21, 2014

protein-dangers

A diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer, according to research presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Researchers analyzed the dietary habits of almost 10,000 men at risk for or suffering from prostate cancer. Results showed that a diet high in complex carbohydrates and low in protein and fat reduced cancer risk by 60 to 70 percent. Further, a fiber-rich diet reduced the risk by 70 to 80 percent. Researchers also observed an association between drinking milk and advanced prostate cancer.
 
In addition, dietary habits may lead to several conditions that increase the risk for prostate cancer, including obesity and high blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Men with two of these risk factors had a 35 percent increased risk for prostate cancer; three to four risk factors increased cancer risk by 94 percent. Researchers hope to provide clearer links between lifestyle choices and cancer prevention.
 
Sourbeer KN, Howard LE, Andriole GL, Moreira DM, Freedland SJ, Vidal A. Etabolic syndrome components and prostate cancer risk: results from the Reduce study. Presented at: American Urological Association 2014 Annual Meeting; May 20, 2014: Orlando, Fla.
 

Subscribe to the Physicians Committee's Breaking Medical News.

Breaking Medical News is a service of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20016, 202-686-2210. Join the Physicians Committee and receive the quarterly magazine, Good Medicine.



Animal Protein Linked to Early Death

Health Concerns about Dairy Products

Why is processed meat unhealthy?


 
This site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for informational purposes only.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

The Physicians Committee
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210     Email: pcrm@pcrm.org