Archive for the ‘Prostate’ Category

Urological cancers, obesity, diet

July 1, 2008

Obesity has been associated with a number of cancers, including prostate cancer. The role of dietary fat is still being clarified, but animal fat appears to be a more important risk than vegetable fats.

Men on high fat diets are known to be at increased risk of renal carcinoma. Fried meats appear to be a particular risk factor. A high protein intake may contribute to other renal diseases, which may, in turn, predispose to renal cell carcinoma. Both chlorination by-products and dietary fat appear to increase the risk of bladder cancer.

Fruits and vegetables, particularly lycopene from tomatoes, and isoflavonoids such as genistein from soybeans, reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Renal cancer risk appears to be increased by obesity, high intake of protein and fried foods, recurrent urinary tract infections and being female. (BJU International 84(3)225-234, August 1999)

Copyright 1999 Phylis A Austin

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Diet and prostate cancer

June 30, 2008

A study from Japan demonstrates a relationship between the use of sugar, milk, meat, fats and oils and death from prostate cancer. (Japanese Journal of Cancer 10(8)831-836, 1994)

Copyright 1996 Phylis A Austin