Prostate cancer prevention
A recent prostate study showed that participants who consumed at least 10 portions of tomatoes weekly showed an 18% reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. The study concluded that a high intake of plant foods and tomato products, in particular, may help protect against prostate cancer.
Another study concluded that lycopene, green tea and potentially soy-containing products may be preventative.6
A Mediterranean-style diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and vegetables and fruits and low in red meats also helps.
And daily sunshine exposure helps to build up vitamin D stores. In the ProtecT study, deficiency in vitamin D (circulating concentration <12 ng/ml) was associated with a greater risk of aggressive prostate cancer (higher grade or stage),38
Foods to Avoid with prostate cancer
A recent meta-analysis of dietary factors and supplements and prostate cancer risk has concluded that foods to avoid are red and well-done meats, fat and milk should be limited.6