Recent studies have surfaced that complete Mediterranean dietary patterns could decrease the possibility of a person with being afflicted with prostate cancer in comparison to a person who consumes discrete foods. This study was done to figure out the relationship between the kind of food a person consumes versus their risk of getting cancer.
- Few cases among men: Scientists have studied an estimated 150,000 cases of prostate cancer in the United States of America, which only adds to ten percent of the reported inflictions of cancer. Non-cancerous reports of benign prostatic hyperplasia, otherwise called enlarged prostate, were among them. This number is small when compared to earlier years as the number of losses due to prostate cancer have declined. Nearly ninety-eight percent of diagnosed men survive for more than five years.
- Trend among the two different diets: Mediterranean diets consist mostly of fish, legumes, vegetables, potatoes, apples, bananas, and olive oil when compared to the fat-rich milk products, meat, fast-foods, grains, sweets, and carbonated drinks of the Western world. Apart from this, there is another dietary standard consisted of a mixture of both European and Western diets which included vegetables, olive oil, grains, and toned dairy products. These were the trends analysed by the scientists and conclusions were drawn from this study.
- Comparisons made: The scientists studied the cases of seven hundred and seventy-three men affected with prostate cancer and one thousand two hundred and twenty-nine of healthy men. Depending on their medicinal and dieting habits, the scientists were able to classify the aggressiveness of the cancer based on their Gleason score.
The scientists found that there was a diminished chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer when they followed a diet structure close to the Mediterranean cuisine and have advised men to follow such a dietary pattern to prevent active and extended tumours.