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How does diet impact prostate cancer?

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Diet may account for about a third of cancers of the prostate, large bowel, and breast. All of these cancers are more common in the Western world than in Asian countries. Although cancer is influenced by hereditary and the environment, studies show that Japanese men and those who eat a vegetarian diet have the lowest rates of prostate cancer. One possible explanation is the Asian diet’s low fat content. Another is that certain nutrients in these diets may help cut the chance of getting cancer.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Lycopene."

Drug Digest: "African Plum Tree."

American Family Physician: "Saw Palmetto for Prostate Disorders."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Lycopene."

Drug Digest: "African Plum Tree."

American Family Physician: "Saw Palmetto for Prostate Disorders."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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