High Vegetable Diet Does Not Halt Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

High Vegetable Diet Does Not Halt Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
Contrary to popular opinion, eating a diet high in vegetables does not reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression in men with early-stage disease, findings from a Phase 3 trial show. The trial included men managed with active surveillance, in which patients are monitored carefully over time for signs of disease progression, allowing them to forgo immediate radical treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. While the trial failed to meet its primary goal, it showed that active dietary counseling can help patients make better food choices, keeping them healthier for when they undergo cancer treatments.  The study, “Effect of a Behavioral Intervention to Increase Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Progression Among Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer,” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Clinical guidelines for men with prostate cancer recommend eating a diet rich in vegetables, as this approach may decrease cancer progression and improve surv
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