People with prostate cancer consuming diet high in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy products, and refined grains are at a higher risk of death. This was suggested by a recent study that looked at effects of Western diet on people with prostate cancer.
The researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at 926 distinct cases of prostate cancer for the purpose of the study that was published in Cancer Prevention Research journal. The study looked at effects of diet on people with prostate cancer for an average of 14 years after initial diagnoses.
Although the study finds out important facts about people with prostate cancer consuming Western diet, it is still not comprehensive enough to provide suggestions about lifestyle and diet changes to reduce chances of death for people with prostate cancer. However, the study can definitely suggest that a heart-healthy diet can definitely help these people live longer and reduce chances of death.
According to the authors of the study, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men in the US. The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that around 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.