Cancer Prevention

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Prevention of Prostate Cancer

Prevention of prostate cancer is increased with the intake of foods rich in lycopene, a molecule that is a member of the carotenoid family of compounds found in red vegetables and fruits. The lycopene rich foods do not affect prostate cancer cell development if these cells are already there, but they do modulate the metabolism of estrogen and androgen hormones in men to create a reduction of risk and development of prostate cancer.

Other factors with evidence to prevention as a strategy include active surveillance via PSA and ultrasound studies, dietary intervention with high fish oil intake and a low-fat vegan diet. [1]
  1. Magbanua MJM, Roy R, Sosa EV, Weinberg V, Federman S, et al. (2011) Gene Expression and Biological Pathways in Tissue of Men with Prostate Cancer in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Lycopene and Fish Oil Supplementation. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024004