Fight prostate cancer with diet


In men worldwide, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the sixth most common cause of death from cancer. In the US, around one in six men will be diagnosed with this type of cancer during their lifetime.

According to the outcomes of research conducted at UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles), men with prostate cancer who follow a low-fat diet and take omega-3 supplements from fish oil have lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood (the pro-inflammatory substances have been associated with cancer) and a lower cell cycle progression in the prostate cancer tissue than men who follow a higher-fat Western diet. The cell cycle progression predicts cancer recurrence, and its reduction may help prevent prostate cancer from becoming more aggressive, and can help predict which patients will recur and potentially die from their cancer.

It might be concluded that a low-fat diet plus five grams per day of fish oil omega-3 may provide protection against prostate cancer growth and spread.