Everyday Health - Dr. Paolo Boffetta: “Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Prostate Cancer Mortality Risk, Study Says”

 – June 10, 2013  –– 

Researchers found the fat intake of 4,577 men with prostate cancer from 1986 to 2010 showed that men who replaced as little as 10 percent of their daily carbohydrates and animal fats with healthy vegetable fats benefited from a 29 percent lower prostate cancer mortality risk than those that didn't change their diets. Paolo Boffetta, MD, Associate Director for Population Sciences of The Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, agreed that the results are encouraging, but more research is needed. “I would recommend the diet, but I don’t know the effect on prostate cancer,” said Dr. Boffetta. “My concern is that [these results are] based on an observational study and not a randomized study.” Learn more