Diets focused on plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables help prevent prostate cancer, according to a study published in Nutrients. Researchers compared food frequency questionnaires that assessed how often participants consumed fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, sweets, and other foods to prostate cancer screening data. Those who followed a healthy eating pattern with high amounts of fruits, vegetables, soybeans, and whole grain bread (as opposed to white bread) were at lower risk for prostate cancer than those who consumed more donuts, cakes, and dairy from foods such as ice cream. Results were even more protective the closer the subjects adhered to the healthy diet. These results support dietary interventions as preventive measures against prostate cancer.
Trudeau K, Rousseau MC, Barul C, Csizmadi I, Parent ME. Dietary patterns are associated with risk of prostate cancer in a population-based case-control study in Montreal, Canada. Nutrients. 2020;2:1907-1921.