We all know that diet does effect the development of more lethal forms of prostate cancer. Red meat and dairy products are on the “NO” list while fish oil is a “YES”. Now, it looks as if the “NO” list has just been expanded!

A large study has found that eating eggs may increase men’s risk of developing the more lethal form of prostate cancer. The research was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Dr. Erin L. Richman from the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and colleagues, write that we already know red and processed meat may increase risk of advanced prostate cancer, and although post-diagnostic data on diet and prostate cancer is “sparse”, there have been suggestions that eating poultry with skin and eggs may hasten the progress of the disease.

Dr. Richman and her colleagues designed a study using dietary data from 27,607 men who had been followed from 1994 to 2008. None of the men in the study had any cancer at the start of the study period.

Like in the general population members of the study group developed prostate cancer that spread to other organs and also who died from the disease. The researchers were able to examine total, unprocessed and processed red meat, poultry and egg intake in relation to risk of lethal prostate cancer.

They also analyzed survival rates in relation to the post-diagnosis consumption of these same foods in 3,127 of men who were initially diagnosed with non-metastatic (loc