By Sarah Keane • 10 January 2021 • 11:06
Mediterranean Diet Can Slow Down Prostate Cancer
MEDITERRANEAN diet can slow down the progression of prostate cancer and a wave of other health issues
A study conducted by the MD Anderson Cancer Centre of the University of Texas has shown that the Mediterranean diet such as that eaten in Spain can dramatically reduce the progression of prostate cancer. Additionally, the study found that a diet rich in legumes, fruit, vegetables, fish and healthy fats such as those found in olive oil had a similar effect on patients with diabetes and those taking statins to treat high cholesterol.
Interestingly, while the majority of participants were Caucasian, the results showed that the Mediterranean diet had an even more dramatic impact on African Americans and those who identified as ‘non-white’.
“The Mediterranean diet has been consistently associated with a lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. This study in men with early-stage prostate cancer takes us one step closer to providing evidence-based dietary recommendations to optimize outcomes in patients with cancer, who along with their families, have many questions in this area”, the authors of the report concluded.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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