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Eat greens, lower prostate cancer risk

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in fat and red meat is the new mantra for preventing and treating prostate cancer.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 05, 2009 00:50 IST

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in fat and red meat is the new mantra for preventing and treating prostate cancer.

Go for it

* Tomatoes
* Cauliflower
* Broccoli
* Green tea
* Vitamins

Robert Ma and K. Chapman of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) conducted an evidence-based review of dietary recommendations in the prevention of prostate cancer and in the management of patients with prostate cancer.

They found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetable but low in fat and red meat and cutting down on dairy products may help prevent prostate cancer. This diet is helpful for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer as well.

Specifically, consumption of tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green tea and vitamins including Vitamin E and selenium appear to decrease the risk of prostate cancer.