What type of diet can increase the risk of prostate cancer?


I'm a vegetarian and make my food. My diet consists of fruits and vegetables, cereals, nuts, and seeds. My diet is high in carbohydrates but low in carbohydrates and low in salt, sugar, and oil. I have heard that eating a low carbohydrate reduces the risk of prostate cancer, and eating high-fat foods increases the risk of prostate cancer. Does this mean that all carbohydrates are good carbohydrates? Are high-fat foods only included in animal products?

Dr. Prasad Narayan, Senta Consultant, Medical Oncology, Sitakare, is answering this question.

Low carbohydrate diets reduce the risk of prostate cancer because insulin is the leading cause of prostate cancer. And thus serum insulin deficiency can slow the growth of prostate cancer antigen (PCA). According to studies, the use of refined carbohydrates is more likely to increase PCA. So you should reduce your consumption of good carbohydrates. Instead, you should use complex carbohydrates that control glucose release and also reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

Second, saturated fat has a higher fat content. Animal products contain more saturated fat. Therefore, their intake should be reduced. Although protein is high and fat is low in yogurt and milk. If you want to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, you can get less fat and milk.

I do not recommend foods with high carotene. The reason is that it can be toxic to vitamin A. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in your body and beta carotene is safe to meet with fruits and vegetables. The body can only change as much vitamin A as it needs. So you can add vitamin A to your diets such as broccoli, carrot, cabbage, onion, and spinach. However, the problem occurs when eating vitamin A supplements. Studies show that increased beta carotene is associated with increased serotonin levels, and increased carotene levels associated with a greater risk of PCa. Therefore, one should be careful when taking vitamin supplements. According to studies, people who consume more vitamin supplements are more at risk of PCA than those taking beta-carotene supplements.

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