SYDNEY, June 4 (UPI) -- A diet low in fat and red meat and high in produce may be beneficial in preventing and treating prostate cancer, researchers in Australia said.
Robert Ma of University of New South Wales and colleagues reviewed previously conducted research and found that a low-fat diet heavy on vegetables and light on meat, dairy products and calcium may reduce the risk of getting prostate cancer and help people who have it.
The review, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, found the consumption of tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green tea, vitamin E and selenium seemed to propose a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Consumption of highly processed or charcoal-cooked meats, dairy products and fats seemed to be correlated with prostate cancer.
"Although not conclusive, results suggest that general dietary modification has a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer," the study authors said in a statement.
"In patients with prostate cancer, dietary therapy allows patients to be an active participant in their treatment."