Prostate cancer

Key factors associated with the development of prostate cancer:
Prostate cancer rates vary widely between different countries.
High prostate cancer rates primarily exist in societies with Western diets and lifestyles.
Those men from developing countries who adopt Western eating habits or move to Western countries suffer more prostate cancer.
The relationship is, a plant-based diet is associated with lower rates and an animal-based diet with higher rates of prostate cancer.
The most specific link between diet and prostate cancer is dairy food consumption.
This association may be related to higher intake of calcium and phosphorus.
There is a hormonal link; a hormone our bodies produce as needed, namely Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 or IGF -1, appears to be as good a predictor of prostate cancer as cholesterol is for heart disease.
Studies show men with higher than normal levels of IGF-1 have a fivefold risk of advanced stage prostate cancer. An added risk factor is due to low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced by the body when we are in the sun and the production of the highly activated vitamin D is controlled by our body. This process is conditional on what we eat, animal protein tends to block the production of supercharged vitamin D and persistently high levels of calcium reduce the production of this important vitamin. Lower levels of this supercharged vitamin D can lead to prostate cancer.

The commonest animal-based protein that contain substantial calcium is dairy produce.

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Prostate Cancer and Diet - Reluctance of men to change their love of meat. Video by Dr. Michael Greger HERE