Frequently Asked Questions
25. What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?
Diet may play a role. There is some evidence that a diet high in animal fat may increase the risk of prostate cancer and a diet high in fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk.
Studies to find out whether men can reduce their risk of prostate cancer by taking certain dietary supplements are ongoing.
One study, that reported initial results in October 2008, found that men taking the dietary supplements vitamin E and/or selenium saw no reduction in their risk of getting prostate cancer. At the moment, no dietary factor has been proven to change your risk of developing prostate cancer or to alter the course of the disease after diagnosis.