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Association of plant-based diet index with prostate cancer risk

Eating a diet rich in healthful plant foods may hinder the development of prostate cancer.

This study examined whether adopting a plant-based dietary lifestyle can protect men against prostate cancer. Researchers took a detailed look at the diets of 40,584 cancer-free adult males in comparison with that of 6,655 men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Researchers observed a low proportion of prostate cancer among men on healthy plant-based diets. The findings of this study pointed out that consuming healthful plant foods may provide men with strong shield against prostate cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2022
  • Stacy Loeb, Benjamin C Fu, Scott R Bauer, Claire H Pernar, June M Chan, Erin L Van Blarigan, Edward L Giovannucci, Stacey A Kenfield, Lorelei A Mucci
  • Department of Urology and Population Health, New York University and Manhattan Veterans Affairs, New York, NY, USA. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Medicine and Urology, UCSF; Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA. Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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