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Prostate cancer is often affected by diet. Studies have shown that men who eat red meat and fat are more at risk. Cooking meat at high temperatures can also produce cancer-causing substances that can affect the prostate.
Countries where meat and dairy products are more common have more cases of prostate cancer than in countries wherea more plant-based diet is observed. For example, prostate cancer is very rare in Asian, African, and South American countries.
Certain plants and foods can help block cancer-causing substances from taking action in the body. Studies have shown that the following vegetables may be effective in preventing prostate cancer:
- bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
These vegetables, along with fruits and whole grains, are also full of fiber, which is necessary for a healthy diet. Fiber helps the digestion track eliminate toxins from the body. Eating healthy and providing the body with the nutrients it needs is the key to fighting prostate cancer, whether you have the disease yet or not.