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Diet and prostate cancer prevention
An_216402 posted:

Because of acid reflux, I can no longer eat tomato products. Is there another food or combination of foods that might be equally effective in either preventing or slowing down prostate cancer?
az4peaks2 responded:
Hi Anon, - "UCSF PCa Diet". Although I am not, personally, a great believer in the impact that Diet can make on PCa, I realize many are. Since I try very hard to provide personally unbiased information, I have available a very extensive article from the University of California at San Francisco Registered Dietition addressing PCa and Diet. It is too long to post here!

If you will E-mail me asking for it, I will be happy to reply by furnishing it to you, and anyone else interested who requests it, in .pdf format.

Subject: UCSF PCa Diet (aka) az4peaks
Galileo1962 replied to az4peaks2's response:
Besides John's (as usual) excellent advice, you might want to
look into the Prostate Cancer Foundation "Taste for Living"
cookbook. You can buy it on their website.

A disclaimer: I haven't tried the cookbook. Just thought I'd mention it.
An_216403 responded:
You might check Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber and The China Study by T. Colin Campbell for dietary recommendations.
Judd W Moul, MD responded:
In 2008, researchers from Duke, M.D. Anderson, UNC, U. Michigan, and NCI published their findings on the use of flaxseed supplementation as a nutritional preventive intervention for prostate cancer. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17(12):3577-87, 2008) According to this study, ground flaxseed is safe and associated with biological alterations that may be protective for prostate cancer.
Tomweb replied to az4peaks2's response:
YES -- send me your prostate info:


Tom Robb
az4peaks2 replied to Tomweb's response:
jameshodge responded:
Well you can decrease the likelihood of getting cancer if you have a healthy prostate. In order to keep this gland functioning well, beta-prostate is a popular option. In the right dosage it can be very effective according to Super Beta Prostate supplement reviews . As far as a diet goes, eat more greens and work out and you should be fine.

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