How a diet rich with vegetables and fruits helped prostate cancer survivors: study – CTV

Feb. 17, 2023

A new study from California researchers has found that a plant-based diet can be a powerful tool to reduce the progression of prostate cancer and the chances the illness will return.

“The main takeaway is: the more plants, the better. And just do the best you can with it, every bit helps,” said Vivian Liu, a clinical research co-ordinator at the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of California, San Francisco, in a phone call with Thursday.

Liu, who is the lead author of the study that she is presenting at a conference on cancer Thursday, said this is the only study to her knowledge that looks at outcomes of this kind of diet in prostate cancer survivors, as opposed to other research that has looked at diet and the risk of developing cancer.

“We’re hoping that these findings can strictly inform clinical care where providers can provide diet recommendations and guidance for managing their health,” she said.

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