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October 5, 2011
Along with breast cancer, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the modern world. There are numerous studies and researches currently being carried out in order to learn more about the causes, mechanisms, risk factors, possible treatments and ways to prevent these dangerous diseases. According to the findings of American specialists, published recently a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention Research, consuming certain amounts of eggs on a regular basis can be linked to increased risks of prostate cancer, namely – developing its most aggressive and lethal forms.
A group of experts from the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, leaded by Dr. Erin L. Richman,carried out an extensive study involving analyzing nutrition records and eating habits of over 27,600 men. The information was collected during the period of time from 1994 to 2008, and at the start of this period, no men had records of having prostate cancer. At that, some members of the group developed various forms of prostate cancer, in some cases cancer spread to other important organs, and some men from the group have died from this disease.
It was known before that adding to the diet such food as processed red meat also increases risks of developing the most lethal advanced stages of prostate cancer. During the study, the US researchers started suspecting that consuming poultry and eggs can also be connected with elevated risks of developing prostate cancer. It turned out that those men who were diagnosed with non-aggressive localized prostate cancer, and who consumed 2.5 or more eggs a week had 81 per cent higher chances of developing lethal types of prostate cancer compared to those men who consumed only one egg every two weeks.
Therefore, the US nutritionists underline that consuming good amounts of processed red meat and poultry can be linked to creating a favorable environment for a localized prostate cancer progressing into a lethal form of this dangerous disease. At the same time, consuming more than 5 eggs every two weeks is linked to extremely increased risks of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer for the men who were diagnosed with non-aggressive types of prostate cancer. The researchers are sure that the stated egg consumption can elevate the risks of developing lethal prostate cancer even in healthy men. Read more in the latest issue of Cancer Prevention Research.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.