Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer, Study Says

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer, Study Says
Men who follow a Mediterranean diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, boiled potatoes, olives, and vegetable oil — have a lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, a Spanish study shows. The findings, suggesting that a Mediterranean diet may have a protective effect in the development of aggressive prostate cancer, were published in the Journal of Urology. The study was titled  “Mediterranean Dietary Pattern is Associated with Low Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer: MCC-Spain Study." Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men worldwide. Although its cause remains unknown, some studies have suggested that it is associated with a Western lifestyle. The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research recommend a healthy diet, along with the maintenance of a healthy weight and regular physical activity, to reduce the risk of cancer. While diet has been suggested as a risk factor for almost all types of cancer, few dietary factors have been firmly connected with cancer. Recently, a clear association of Mediterranean diet with lower risk of breast cancer was reported. However, to date, studies linking dietary factors and the risk of prostate cancer have produced inconsistent results. A new Spanish study investigated the association of three types of diet with risk of prostate cancer as a part of the MCC-Spain, a large-scale, multi-center study that evaluates environmental exposures and genetic factors in fiv
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