Mediterranean diet is known to reduce cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and weight gain
October 10, 2017
It looks like choosing foods following the dietary pattern of the Mediterranean way of eating suggests a lower risk of men developing aggressive prostate cancer according to recent research. The study, which was conducted in 7 Spanish provinces in Spain, followed 754 men with confirmed incident cases of prostate cancer and 1,277 controls aged 38 to 85 between September 2008 and December 2013.
The researchers found that men who followed the dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet had a lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer than men who followed either a Prudent or Western diet.
“This research confirms what I have always recommended for everyone and that is adhering to a Mediterranean style of eating. It simply has many health benefits and men should consider adopting this way of eating to help reduce the possibility of aggressive prostate cancer,” stated Dr. David Samadi. “We’ve known for some time the link between certain components within food such as the phytochemical lycopene possibly lowering risk of prostate cancer or a high consumption of foods rich in calcium possible detrimental effects on the disease. Those studies looked at single or individual nutrients’ effect on prostate cancer. But there have been far too few studies that have explored the association between overall dietary patterns and prostate cancer risk. This study has done this type of research.”
This population-based multicase-control study looked at the association between the dietary patterns of the Western, Prudent, and Mediterranean that were reconstructed using MCC-Spain…