Saturated and unsaturated dietary fats and risk for aggressive prostate cancer

A newly published article in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases has (potentially) expanded our understanding of the role of saturated fats in men’s diets and consequent risk for diagnosis with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Nuts to the Daily Telegraph … and nuts for most of our readers!

Finally, we may have the perfect paper that illustrates the critical difference between overall mortality rates and cancer-specific cancer rates among men with prostate cancer, and how affecting one may have no effect whatsoever on the other! … READ MORE …

Saturated fats and prostate cancer risk — again

Data from the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project, a projected funded by the Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Program, have again shown that diets high in saturated fats seem to increase risk for aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Is eating meat frequently really a risk factor for prostate cancer?

We regularly tell our readers that a well-balanced, “Mediterranean”-style diet is generally good for our health — whether you are trying to prevent disease in general or because you are trying to manage a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Four (well, really six) ways you could limit your risk for lethal prostate cancer

A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has suggested that strict adherence to a four-point healthy lifestyle may be able to lower risk for lethal forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer risk, outcomes, and quality of life; exercise affects all of these

The November issue of the AUA News carries a clear and succinct article directed to urologists about the value of exercise in the prevention and management of prostate cancer. Alas, the full text of this article is only available to members of the American Urological Association (AUA). … READ MORE …

“Diet, nutrition, physical activity and prostate cancer”

A new report issued here in the USA by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AIRC) and globally by the World Cancer Research Fund International is focused on “Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer“. … READ MORE …

The relationship between diet and risk for cancer

Many readers of this blog might want to read the article by George Johnson in today’s New York Times. He reports on the evolving hypothesis that any relationship between diet and risk for cancer is becoming less and less likely … which would also explain why changing one’s diet is unlikely to actually prevent cancers too (prostate cancer included).

Diet, nutrition, place, and risk for prostate cancer

A newly published paper in the journal Nutrients doesn’t tell us anything really new about the likely correlations between nutrition and risk for prostate cancer, but it does offer us some interesting information about the time frame over which such correlations may take effect. … READ MORE …

How one thing that happens in childhood may affect risk for prostate cancer

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has been pointing out (on a fairly regular basis over the past 5 years) that at least some of our risk for prostate cancer (other than the genetic risks) may be affected by what happens to us in childhood. … READ MORE …

Mediterranean diet and overall mortality after diagnosis with non-metastatic prostate cancer

An article in European Urology has shown that a heart-healthy, “Mediterranean” diet lowers the overall mortality of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, the study also shows that this type of diet has no impact on risk for a diagnosis of advanced or lethal prostate cancer or on prostate cancer progression or prostate cancer-specific mortality after diagnosis. … READ MORE …

Obsession as a key to the recent omega-3 fish oil puzzle: omega-3s OK after all?

There has been intense discussion of our report on a recent paper suggesting that there may be heightened risk for prostate cancer diagnosis associated with high levels of consumption of fatty fish (e.g., salmon) and fish oil supplements. … READ MORE …

Aggressive prostate cancer and WCRF lifestyle recommendations

According to information in a media release posted on the UPI.com web site yesterday, a newly published study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer has shown that “Eating right, exercise and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce risk of aggressive tumors.” … READ MORE …

After diagnosis: vegetable fats better; animal fats deadlier

According to a new study published on line yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, “replacing carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat may reduce the risk of all-cause mortality” among men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The two final sets of ASCO-related data (on a polyphenol-rich food supplement and curcuminoids)

Here is the last of our data-based reports from the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which ended last Tuesday. It deals with two presentations that are at least intellectually interesting but do not as yet “translate” into any type of clinical certainty. … READ MORE …