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Healthy Living Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

Healthy Living Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains, together with regular physical activity, offers men with prostate cancer an advantage. Researchers at UCLA studied more than 2,200 men who had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The men answered detailed questionnaires about their health habits.

Those who followed four or more of the World Cancer Research Fund’s eight recommendations on diet and exercise were 38 percent less likely to have an aggressive prostate tumor. The evidence keeps mounting that regular exercise, along with a diet with less red meat and more low-starch vegetables, improves men’s chances of surviving prostate cancer.

 [Nutrition and Cancer, online June, 2013]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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