Monday, August 11, 2008

Heart-smart diet may also help maintain a healthy prostate

An article published online on February 7, 2008 in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed the finding of Alan Kristal, DrPH of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and colleagues that the type of diet normally prescribed for cardiovascular health may also keep the prostate healthy.

The current study included 4,770 participants in the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, which evaluated the effects of the drug finasteride. The current subjects were free of symptoms of Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlargement of the prostate) at the beginning of the study, and received annual screenings for the condition over a seven year average period. Food frequency questionnaires were administered to assess dietary intake one year following enrollment.Continue Reading

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