Habits that are healthy for the prostate tend to also provide other health benefits and are beneficial for the whole family if implemented.
One of the studies reviewed here investigated the association of plant foods and the impact these nutrients may have on prostate cancer risk and survival (Lewis JE, et al, 2009).
It was found that a higher intake of vegetables and fruit was beneficial. The group of participants without prostate cancer had significantly higher intakes of vegetables and fruit. Lower intake of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, folate, genistein and daidzein were reported by participants in the cancer group.
The other study reviewed here evaluated the impact of omega 3 fatty acids on prostate cancer (Fradet V, et al, 2009).
Omega 3 fatty acids decrease inflammation and the researchers found that increased intake of omega 3 fat was strongly associated with a decreased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
Fradet V, et al. Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Cyclooxygenase-2 Genetic Variation, and Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 24. Lewis JE, et al. Intake of plant foods and associated nutrients in prostate cancer risk. Nutr Cancer. 2009;61(2):216-24.