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Prostate cancer risk may be reduced by plant-based diet, study finds

Second only to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the leading cancer among American males. This disease will affect an average of every 1 in 7 men and his family, according to the American Cancer Society. Last year, there were approximately 220,800 new cases diagnosed. Though age is one of the biggest risk factors, diet and lifestyle choices may also play a role. In fact, a new study points to the notion that consuming a clean food diet is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer among men.

Plant-based diet found to curb risk of prostate cancer

Many leading medical organizations and doctors in the field have advised a healthy diet and regular physical activity as good prevention practices for prostate cancer for some time now. However, a January study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has found a strong link between plant-based diets and a lower risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer affects 1 in every 7 American men

Prostate cancer affects 1 in every 7 American men.

The article, "Are strict vegetarians protected against prostate cancer?" sought to assess and analyze the relationship between dietary patterns and prostate cancer risk. The 26,346 male participants of the Adventist Health Study-2 that took part were in groups nonvegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, vegan or semi-vegetarian, and monitored for prostate cancer incidence. The vegan diet was followed by approximately 8 percent of study participants.

Participants on the plant-based diet – that’s to say the vegan one – displayed “a statistically significant protective association with prostate cancer risk.”

Protective benefits of a plant-based diet

A follow-up article in the Huffington Post reported that study scientists found the plant-based, or vegan diet to not only reduce the risk of prostate cancer, but to be "significantly" more protective in comparison to diets that consisted of meat, dairy and fish. It was concluded that these protective benefits came from several different elements of the plant-based diet. The study exemplified that the lack of animal protein and saturated fats in those who ate strictly raw, whole foods played an important role. An increased consumption of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and high levels of fiber from plant-based diets are also believed to have led toward stronger health.

The protective benefits found in a plant-based diet have been linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer among men

The protective benefits found in a plant-based diet have been linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer among men.

Continued research has also gone into the naturally occurring chemical in plants – phytochemicals – in recent years. According to the source, they are believed to contain anti-cancer properties and those following a predominantly raw, plant-based diet thought to consume many of these plant chemicals are often found to be in better health.

Cancer and the SAD diet

These study findings are in line with what God has revealed from the very beginning. As humans, we are to properly fuel and nourish the body we have been given. Unfortunately however, far too many in the Western world have strayed from the path and fallen victim to the Standard American Diet (SAD) diet. The link between this diet of toxic, processed and unnatural foods and cancer is quite clear, according to My Hallelujah Diet,” written by Dr. George Malkmus.

“The Standard American Diet, featuring products such as sugar, white flour, meats and processed foods, is one of the greatest culprits in causing cancer” wrote Rev. Malkmus.

When God created man in His own image, the intention was that the body would be fed by the fruits of the earth. Whole, natural and raw plant foods are those that will provide the most essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy, nourished and – hopefully – cancer-free. Research has shown that a diet of plant-based, raw whole foods can help to manage and prevent many cancers.

Prostate cancer affects 1 in every 7 American men


  1. carolyn b. calhoun May 18, 2017

    Great information. I will pass this on to my male friends. Diet is very important in fighting this terrible cancer. Thank you so much for this blog. So many men would benefit from this, if they would just trust in the diet.

  2. Connie Gesser May 22, 2017

    It is shocking that 1 out of 7 men get prostrate cancer. I’m glad to know that the nutrients from plants can help prevent cancer.

  3. Annette May 23, 2017

    This is a great Blog! Many male men need to read this and find out how important dieting is when fighting cancer, especially with prostate cancer. I like it when they made this statement “The study exemplified that the lack of animal protein and saturated fats in those who ate strictly raw, whole foods played an important role. This is so true and when you tell people how important it is to eat raw and take in the fresh juices when going through a illness. As we get older it is important to take our diet more seriously too.

  4. Sunday May 30, 2017

    Thank you for your reply of the prostrate cancer. What of stopping the growth of the prostrate? Who do you eat to stop the growth of the prostrate?

    • Melody Hord May 31, 2017

      The Hallelujah Diet “Recovery Diet” is designed for those facing aggressive issues. “Unravel the Mystery, A Simple, Effective Approach to Beating Cancer” is a life changing book that reveals some of the causes of cancer and how to harness the body’s miraculous self-healing power through nutrition, lifestyle changes and minimizing daily toxin exposure. It highlights today’s leading research, answers key questions and most importantly puts into perspective components necessary to help people restore a healthy immune system. There is also a recipe book that corresponds to this book.

  5. Sunday June 2, 2017

    Is there fruits to cure prostate bgn?

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