Soy and Prostate Cancer. What’s the Connection?

Here’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4. People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for [...]

Soy and Prostate Cancer. What’s the Connection?

soy does not decrease prostate cancer riskHere’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4.
People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for reducing cancer risk. The connection between the two seemed so obvious that the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Center began recommending that men increase their soy intake. Unfortunately, there has been little evidence to back up the idea that increasing soy is what causes the decreased prostate cancer risk. In fact, according to a just-published study out of the University of Illinois, there’s no connection at all.
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Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer: The Hype Seems a Little Fishy

Fish Oils, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, have long been praised for their great health benefits. A variety of studies have linked omega-3s with reducing the risk of heart disease and depression, lowering cholesterol levels and body weight, and more. But in the past few years, there’s been a growing body of evidence [...]

Does Fish Oil Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

Fish oil, which contains the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, has long been touted as beneficial for cardiovascular health, mental health (including depression and Alzheimer’s disease) and arthritis, just to name a few.  Now, a new study is reporting that high doses of the compound can increase one’s risk of high-grade prostate cancer.  Before [...]

Understanding the New PSA Testing Guidelines

Recently the American Urological Association (AUA) announced new guidelines for prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.  These guidelines were designed to help urologists, and ultimately patients, reduce prostate cancer mortality by making informed screening decisions.  These recommendations were based on comprehensive literature reviews and the strength of the existing evidence.  Here is what you need to [...]

High Soy Diet Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

World-wide prostate cancer is the 4th most common cancer; however, the incidence of the disease varies markedly geographically. The United States has one of the highest rates of prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year; this translates into over 2 million prostate cancer survivors [...]