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DESCRIPTION: Reducing the ratio of animal to plant protein in men's diets may slow the progression of prostate cancer.
For those unfamiliar with that landmark Ornish study, see Cancer Reversal Through Diet? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-reversal-through-diet/), which the Pritikin Foundation followed up on with Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/developing-an-ex-vivo-cancer-proliferation-bioassay/).
What else might help men with prostate cancer? See Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-prostate-cancer/) and Saturated Fat & Cancer Progression (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/saturated-fat-cancer-progression-2/). What about preventing it in the first place? See:
• Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/carnitine-choline-cancer-and-cholesterol-the-tmao-connection/)
• Reducing Cancer Risk In Meateaters (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-cancer-risk-in-meateaters/)
• Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/industrial-carcinogens-in-animal-fat-2/)
• Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-it-the-diet-the-exercise-or-both/)
Poultry and eggs may be related to cancer risk in a variety of ways:
• Chicken, Eggs, and Inflammation (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/chicken-eggs-and-inflammation/)
• Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/starving-cancer-with-methionine-restriction/)
• Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/carcinogenic-retrovirus-found-in-eggs/)
• Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/poultry-exposure-tied-to-liver-and-pancreatic-cancer/)
• Poultry and Penis Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/poultry-and-penis-cancer/)
• Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, and Creatine? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heterocyclic-amines-in-eggs-cheese-and-creatine/)
Crucifers may also help with other cancers. See:
• Raw Broccoli and Bladder Cancer Survival (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/raw-broccoli-and-bladder-cancer-survival/)
• Broccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/broccoli-versus-breast-cancer-stem-cells/)
• Lung Cancer Metastases and Broccoli (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/lung-cancer-metastases-and-broccoli/)
I'm going to highlight it in the next video Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/breast-cancer-survival-vegetable).
Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/prostate-cancer-survival-the-av-ratio/ and he'll try to answer it!
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why the focus on plant and animal PROTEIN? I don't see the relevance of protein here. Also in terms of amino acid profiles, plant and animal protein aren't very different; what factors remain to strongly differentiate them? I'm inclined to think protein = protein and the difference should be sought elsewhere.
You're actually too funny! Trying to get my dad to go vegan as every man on that side of my family has gotten prostate cancer. Can't get him to butch though, maybe no chicken and eggs would be a good start.
Calogero Fiore Tell him real men eat nasty tasting greens. it's easy to eat meat and sweets, hard to it greens. You make it sound like he is a baby that needs something sweet in order to eat baby food. No offense of course!
I have been on a strictly vegan diet for 44 years, and included cruciferous vegetables frequently, and I have had prostate cancer for the last 23 years. My psa is now over 34. My tumor was first felt as being 2 mm, over the 23 years it has enlarged to become a 2 cm indurated tumor.
+Theodore Zuckerman Sorry for the delay in writing, have you thought about adding bitter apricot kernels, I eat 7 a day, also Selenium (I take Selenomethionine), pancreatic enzymes and or digestive enzymes like Papain and Bromelain, Vit C, D3, When taking Turmeric you can increase its absorption if you add some black pepper increases absorption by 2000% unless Im mistaken this is what I read someplace.
Also look into fasting, whther water fast, veggies fast, or lowering your calories to 550 for a week every once a month if possible, keeping fats high and protein low carb medium.
Exercise, low protein and fasting triggers Autophagy, a kind of house cleaning.
I find if I juice veggies and eat salads after a few days my blood pressure drops, beets really drop my blood pressure and make me feel faint, try beets. Licorice will increase your BP.
Tofu and soya should be good for the prostate but Im not sure, I did see a study in china that suggested that 1 cup of soy milk reduced prostate cancer risk and 3 cups by 75%.
Theodore Zuckerman tofu increases estrogen so go figure. I'm sure you would rather have more estrogen at the moment than testosterone. I suggest putting organic soy in your diet.
my blood pressure is the exact opposite as you. eat a variety of veggies and fruits, include different beans and nuts in your diet, add shrooms to your diet, take some turmeric and other spices. eat tomatoes on a daily basis by growing some yourself if you can't afford to buy them. This is what I do so if you do the same you won't have any issue.
There is no way of knowing if the vegan diet slowed down the progression of my prostate cancer, speeded it up, or had no effect. I can't go back and switch to a non-vegan diet and see if my cancer progressed any differently; don't have a twin brother on a different diet. Or a twin brother at all.
I have tried to stop all fats but I have found it very difficult. I have reduced my fat intake. I now measure it.
I have eaten almonds and walnuts and added them to recipes. I eat about 0.5 kg of almond butter per month. Except for a rare small bag of potato chips when I'm on the road, I have not eaten anything fried in about 43 years. I have not eaten any potato chips in the last 3 years, except once, one 2 or 3 ounce bag. I've always added cold-pressed oils, such as untoasted sesame oil, to soups and stews, sauces, potatoes and porridges, rice and vegetable dishes, salad dressings. I eat maybe 2 avocados per week. I eat whole wheat pita bread that does not have oil listed as an ingredient. Occasionally i'll use flax seed oil, canola oil, in a dish, but I've never added a lot. Maybe a 8 ml of oil and 5 ml of blanched almond butter to one large potato, sliced and steamed. I never use any oils that are solid at room temperature.
Starting about 3 years ago I reduced that to about 3 ml oil and 2 ml almond butter (about a 1/2 tsp each), but if I go any less, the potato seems unpalatable. Even with added water from the cooking water they are steamed in (I never discard the water), added cilantro, perhaps a bit of hot paprika. Of course I never deep fry, pan fry, or even bake on an oiled pan. I only steam. And I add the oil and almond butter and cilantro AFTER the potato has finished cooking - and cool enough so that the cilantro does not appear to become at all cooked. Same goes for rice and vegetables. I have also developed borderline high blood pressure. Af first the reduced oil seemed to lower my blood pressure, and removed the need for blood pressure drugs, but after a few months, my blood pressure started climbing again.
I am not aware of any reason to add tofu to my diet.
I make hummus from dried chick peas (not canned) and add measured amounts of tahini and very little oil. Maybe 5 ml and 2 ml respectively per cup of chick peas.
Are you saying that the vegan diet has failed to reverse your condition? Or are you saying it has been successful because the the disease has not progressed? Both, I suppose, have you tried to tweak your diet and stop all fats, or added Tofu or used any other methods to see if they would make a dent on the prostate PSA?
At age 50, I cured my long time battle with Prostate issues (3-months), after going Starch Based Vegan (no oil, no salt).
Modern day man claims he became more intelligent eating meat, but he's so fragile handling it uncooked.
The average cow requires man to feed it '13 lbs of grain to produce 1 lb of meat'; does that sound like the rational decision making of an intelligent race?
god bless ppl like you and dr. greger who spread this kind of good news! If only your words could reach more ppl, we wouldn't have so many suffering in hospitals with all sorts of ailments like prostate cancer, and far less would die from them as well.
Another GREAT video! Dr. McDougall's research showed that by age 80, 98% of men have some level of slow growth prostate cancer. A local guy who's 70 or 71 now, was vegetarian since '77, yet had prostate cancer in '04. He got onto the vegan plan and within two years, the docs couldn't find any cancer and wanted to hear NOTHING about his new diet. He quit the docs! Produce to the rescue again...
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