What Role Does Nutrition Play In The Prevention Of Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among men. The good news is that about 1/3 of all cancers can be prevented with a good healthy diet. From September 15th to the 21st is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. Dietitians of Canada (DC) encourages men to take charge and engage in a lifetime of being physically active, keeping a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about 24,700 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and 4,300 will die of it. “While there is more promising research on the effect of individual foods in this area, so far no food or nutrient has been convincingly linked to prevent prostate cancer,” indicates Meredith Cushing, RD, reviewer of the DC publication Mostly for Men: Can nutrition play a role in prevention of prostate, bladder or testicular cancer?. “The best way to decrease overall cancer risk is to consume a healthy diet following Canada’s Food Guide, maintain a normal body weight and being phy