Plant-based diets protect against prostate cancer while animal-based foods, such as milk and cheese, increase the risk for cancer, according to a review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers reviewed almost 50 publications that assessed diet and cancer risk and observed a protective effect from vegan diets with increased consumption of vegetables, legumes, and tomato products while higher intakes of dairy products increased the risk for prostate cancer.
Shin J, Millstine D, Ruddy B, Wallace M, Fields H. Effect of plant- and animal-based foods on prostate cancer risk. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Published online October 21, 2019.