Lycopene lowering prostate cancer risk – ways to eat your lycopene

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A new study presented today at AICR’s 25th Research Conference suggests that lycopene-containing foods may lower prostate cancer risk. That would be good news for cancer risk, but also because these foods provide an abundance of nutrients, like vitamins C, A and other phytochemicals.

Americans get lycopene mostly from tomatoes and tomato products like sauce, juice and pizza. But try other delicious choices like red and pink grapefruit, red carrots, papaya, guava and watermelon.

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Although evidence isn’t strong enough overall to say foods with lycopene lower prostate cancer risk, AICR is working to tease apart how food and other lifestyle factors affect different types of this cancer. In the meantime, eating more of these foods contributes to an overall cancer-protective diet.

Read more about the full study on foods containing lycopene and lower prostate cancer.

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    Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk

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    While US prostate cancer rates overall have stayed about the same over a decade, cases of the advanced and most deadly types of prostate cancers have steadily grown, finds a new study that highlights the need to focus on prevention. The study was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

    AICR’s recent report on prostate cancer found that being overweight or obese increases men’s risk for advanced cancers.

    Yesterday’s study found that new cases of men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer rose 72 percent from 2004 to 2013. Metastatic cancers means they have spread beyond the prostate (or other site). These advanced cancers are often aggressive and deadly.

    Data Source: AB Weiner et al. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2016).

    Read more… “Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk”

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      Preventing Prostate Cancer: The More We Learn, The Less We Know

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      The latest report from our Continuous Update Project (CUP), the process by which we rigorously review the global science linking diet, weight and physical activity to various cancers, focuses on the prevention of prostate cancer. We released it last night; this press release reviews the highlights, and takes you to the full report.obesity-cancer-infographic-prostate-x900

      One new finding is that obesity is now recognized as a risk factor for advanced prostate cancer – the most deadly type.

      Like all previous CUP Reports, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer gives our expert panel the chance to review the research collected since the publication of our 2007 AICR/WCRF expert report, and to update their judgments about the strength of the evidence on specific links.

      Which, this time at least, is just what they did. revealing how quickly the field of prostate cancer research has changed in just seven years.

      Prostate Cancer Is Not One Disease – The panel’s judgments on specific links have changed because prostate cancer is now being studied differently than the way it was in 2007. Today, researchers know that not all prostate cancers are alike. Read more… “Preventing Prostate Cancer: The More We Learn, The Less We Know”

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