Plant-based high fibre diet lowers your risk of prostate cancer

Another study showing the more plants you eat, the lower your risk of modern lifestyle cancers across the board.

“Among men consuming a Western diet, higher carbohydrate intake reduced the risk of prostate cancer, overall and both low- and high-grade prostate cancer.  High fiber intake reduced the risk of high-grade prostate cancer…”
Dr Adriana Vidal, PhD, of Duke University, May 2014.

This detailed analysis of 430 veterans’ medical records at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center found:

  1. A plant-based wholefood diet - rich in natural plant fibres - had a significant favorable association with lowering prostate cancer risk
  1. Patients with the highest fibrous carbohydrate intake had a 70% lower risk of prostate cancer as compared with patients who consumed the least amount
  1. Men with the highest fiber intake had a 50% lower risk of prostate cancer
  1. Men eating the most high-fibre foods had 60% to 75% lower risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer

Remember; the only place you get fibre is in plants (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and legumes).

Study by Vidal AC, et al “Carbohydrate intake, glycemic index, and prostate cancer risk” as presented to the American Urological Association (AUA) 2014; Abstract PD31-11.  Investigators evaluated 156 men with biopsy-proven prostate cancer and 274 without prostate cancer in an ongoing study at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  The study of carbohydrate intake and prostate cancer was supported by the National Institutes of Health and reported by MedPage Today on May 21, 2014.

Posted: Wednesday 28 May 2014