An online study appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on July 25, 2007.

[1] which has reported that a high consumption of broccoli and cauliflower may reduce the incidence of stage III-IV prostate cancer.

As is usual with prostate cancer every week brings conflicting information and findings. Two months ago, we were told that the Holy Grail, lycopene, has no effect on prostate cancer. Our understanding of diet and what effect it has on prostate cancer remains a mystery with research findings constantly in conflict.

Studies have suggested that a high intake of allium vegetables (garlic, onions, scallions, leeks, and chives) is associated with a lower incidence of prostate cancer while other studies identified a high intake of fish as being protective. In realty, we do not know what is true and what is just fiction.

The current study looked at the diet of 1,338 men with prostate cancer in the screening arm of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. These authors reported that there was no correlation between overall vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of prostate c