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What contributes to prostate cancer?

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On a case-by-case basis, doctors cannot say with certainty what causes prostate cancer, but experts generally agree that diet contributes to the risk. Men who consume large amounts of fat -- particularly from red meat and other sources of animal fat -- are more likely to develop advanced prostate cancer. The disease is much more common in countries where meat and dairy products are dietary staples than in countries where the basic diet consists of rice, soybean products, and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cole slaw, or sauerkraut.

From: What Causes Prostate Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

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