Article releases findings presented at the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Annual Scientific Retreat that may help physicians and patients develop dietary plans for men who are at risk for prostate cancer. These findings may also help men who have been diagnosed delay immediate treatment by feeling more comfortable with an active surveillance option.
Researchers will share new findings on how eating common foods such as tomatoes and fish, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding meats cooked at high temperatures may help prevent prostate cancer, and help men live healthier and longer after diagnosis…….Since the 1980s, researchers have hypothesized that nutrition choices could be connected to prostate cancer. Today, those ideas are being substantiated by more widespread studies, in combination with newer technologies in gene research…….. “active surveillance,” is a prostate cancer disease management option that monitors prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels as well as the grade and stage of the tumor until a more aggressive treatment option may become necessary. One-quarter to one-half of all cases of diagnosed prostate cancer in the U.S. and Europe are considered candidates for this kind of approach, which researchers hope leads to better outcomes for patients with low-risk disease. One aspect of this management approach may include specific dietary modifications such as minimizing intake of red, processed or well-done meats……..Our goal is that any man with low risk prostate cancer can make simple changes that will extend his life and that healthy men can avoid it altogether.”
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