Diet and lifestyle

Research is emerging which suggests that some foods not only help to prevent prostate cancer but may also slow its growth or reduce the chance of the cancer returning after treatment. Improving your diet will also have other health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Can vitamin D reduce your risk of prostate cancer? It’s too early to say ‚ÄĒ but it’s a possibility that requires additional study. See the article on this here

Westerners have higher rates of prostate cancer than people living in the Far East. However, prostate cancer rates have increased in men who have migrated from Japan to the USA. Researchers think  this may be due to the Western diet.

The exact link between diet and prostate cancer is unclear. However, if you are a prostate cancer patient you may feel you do not have the time to wait for scientists to reach conclusions.

Try to cut down on unhealthy foods but do not totally exclude whole groups of food. They all play a part in a balanced diet. Cutting out one group completely can make it difficult to get the right balance of nutrients. In general, a diet good for your heart is also good for your prostate.

What can I do to reduce my risk?

A healthy diet, together with regular exercise, will benefit your overall health and reduce your risk of several health problems, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Information on nutrition and how to find a nutritionist¬†is available¬†here. There’s¬†more about diet in¬†the Prostate Cancer UK Tool Kit.¬†Order it¬†here. Broccoli might help fight cancer. See our New research¬†page.

Useful resource for members

Nutritionist Resource says diet is the cornerstone of optimal health and well-being and it believes everyone should have access to quality nutritional information and advice from professionals. It believes that healthy eating contributes to a long and healthy life, so it has set up a website that provides easy access to nutritional advice and support. See