Certain dietary components of plant origin may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A study consisted of 617 cases of prostate cancer and 636 disease free individuals as controls from Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. It found a decreasing, statistically significant association of prostate cancer with increased consumption of green vegetables (-46%), tomatoes (-36%), beans/lentils/nuts (-31%), and cruciferous vegetables (-31%).
Higher intakes of citrus and non-citrus fruit were also associated with lower prostate cancer. Among the grains, refined-grain (white) bread intake was associated with a decrease in risk (-35%). However, whole-grain breakfast cereals were associated with a higher risk for prostate cancer.
Canadian study of use of vegetables and fruit
Green Tea Lowers Risk of Advanced Prostate Ca
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and
Nutr & Cancer, 12/02
Cancer Causes & Control 1/03
Br J Cancer, 6/04
Prostate Ca Prostatic Dis, 8/05
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