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Mushroom consumption and incident risk of prostate cancer in Japan: A pooled analysis of the Miyagi Cohort Study and the Ohsaki Cohort Study.

The odds of avoiding prostate cancer may be tilted in favor of men who regularly consume generous quantities of mushroom.

​This study assessed the correlation between the frequency of consumption of mushroom and the probability of having prostate cancer. The study population consisted of 36,499 Japanese men within the age bracket of 40-79 years who participated in the Miyagi and Ohsaki Cohort Studies. 

Researchers observed a protective association between high intake of mushroom and prostate cancer. The findings of this study suggest that men who want to reduce their chances of acquiring prostate cancer should add more mushroom to their diets.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Zhang S, Sugawara Y, Chen S, Beelman RB, Tsuduki T, Tomata Y, Matsuyama S, Tsuji I.
  • Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Informatics and Public Health, Tohoku University School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA. Department of Food Science and Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Laboratory of Food and Biomolecular Science, Tohoku University Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Sendai, Japan.
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