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  2. Feb 16, 2024

Plant-Based Diets Improve Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States.1 Eating more plant-based foods was associated with better sexual, bowel, and urinary function, and improved hormonal/vitality measures in prostate cancer survivors, according to a new analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study data.2 A previous randomized trial showed men with prostate cancer who began a vegan diet had no cancer progression and rather, had a reduction in their mean PSA value, over the course of the year-long study.3 


  1. Dizon DS, Kamal AH. Cancer statistics 2024: All hands on deck. CA Cancer J Clin. 2024. doi:10.3322/caac.21824 
  2. Loeb S, Hua Q, Bauer S, et al. Plant-based diet associated with better quality of life in prostate cancer survivors. Cancer. 2024. doi:10.1002/cncr.35172
  3. Ornish D, Weidner G, Fair WR, et al. Intensive lifestyle changes may affect the progression of prostate cancer. J Urol. 2005;174(3):1065-1069; discussion 1069-1070. doi:10.1097/01.ju.0000169487.49018.73

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