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Vegetables Appear To Reduce Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Previous studies have mixed results in terms of whether consuming vegetables actually reduces the risk of acquiring prostate cancer. A new study consisting of 29,361 men now indicates that while vegetable consumption may not reduce the odds of acquiring prostate cancer, it does appear to reduce the risk of acquiring aggressive advanced-stage prostate cancer. According to the findings, the most beneficial vegetables that appeared to reduce advanced prostate cancer were the cruciferous vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc. Men consuming cruciferous vegetables twice per week or more had close to a 50-percent lower risk of acquiring advanced stage prostate cancer as compared to those men consuming these vegetables once per month.

Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, August 1, 2007.