Deep fried foods and Prostate Cancer

By – David Martin, Acupuncture Physician  Holistic Healing  ; serving Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral

Past research has linked deep fried foods to breast, lung, pancreatic, neck, neck  and esophageal cancers. Now we can add one more to the list.

Researchers, from the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, write about their findings in the 17 January 2013 online issue of The Prostate.

How much is too much? ” According to Janet L. Stanford, Co-director of the Hutchinson Center’s Program in Prostate Cancer  Research.  More than once a week puts you in the higher risk category.  To me this sounds like you should not eat this at all.
For their study, Stanford and colleagues examined data on 1,549 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,492 age-matched healthy men living in the Seattle area.

The researchers found that men who ate French fries, fried chicken, fried fish and/or doughnuts at least once a week had a raised risk for prostate cancer of between 30 and 37%.

They also found men who ate these foods as often as this had a slightly higher risk of the more aggressive form of the disease.

The research has not been done to determine exactly why these fried foods increase your cancer risk. On thought is that it is known that deep-fried foods contain among the highest levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), a group of compounds linked to chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, conditions that are associated with cancer.

There are great foods that reduce Oxidative stress and inflammation so if you have cancer or just want to avoid cancer you can improve your odds by stopping the consumption of cancer causing food and replacing it with healthy cancer inhibiting foods.

At Lotus Blossom Clinic in Fort Myers we can help with a health assessment, meal plan, treatments and we even have a great supplement that reduces Oxidative stress and inflammation.


Give us a call for a free consultation  (239) 277-1399

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Written by Catharine Paddock PhD -