WFPB and Prostate Cancer

From The American Institute of Cancer Research

 No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers.

Research shows that vegetables and fruits probably protect against a range of cancers, including mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, lung, pancreas and prostate.

 Foods Can Fight Cancer Both Directly …

In laboratory studies, many individual minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals demonstrate anti-cancer effects. Yet evidence suggests it is the synergy of compounds working together in the overall diet that offers the strongest cancer protection.

 … And Indirectly

According to AICR/WCRF’s second expert report and its updates, carrying excess body fat increases the risk of seven cancers. Vegetables and fruits are low in calories, which help us get to and stay a healthy weight. Whole grains and beans are rich in fiber and moderate in calories, which also help in weight management efforts.

 Dr. Dean Ornish’s Research on Prostate Cancer

Dr. Ornish examined the effects of intensive lifestyle changes on men with early stage Prostate Cancer after 1 year. The men in the experimental group consumed a vegan diet supplemented with fish oil, vit C, vit E, selenium and a fortified soy beverage. After 1 year, none of the men in the experimental group underwent conventional treatments compared to 6 in the control group. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) decreased 4% in the experimental group compared to a 6% increase in the control group, and prostate cancer cell growth was inhibited almost eight times as much in the experimental group compared to the control group. These results indicate that intensive lifestyle changes may effect the progression of early low grade prostate cancer.

The Plant Based Greatness Resources Page can direct you to experts on WFPB diets and Prostate Cancer.

 I strongly encourage you to investigate the convincing research that shows that a WFPB lifestyle allows individuals to prevent and treat prostate cancer.

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