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Can this food slash prostate cancer risk?

If you’re interested in reducing your risk of prostate cancer, you may want to make sure your diet includes a certain fungus. According to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers say that mushroom consumption may help prevent prostate cancer.  The study included 36,499 men, ages 40 to 70, who first participated in cohort studies in 1990 and 1994. Researchers studied the participants for an average of 13.2 years. During the follow-up period, 3.3% of the men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. When researchers compared the mushroom intake of those who developed the disease versus those who did not, they found that consuming mushrooms once or twice per week was associated with an 8% lower risk of prostate cancer, compared to consumption of less than once per week. Mushroom consumption three or more times per week was associated with a 17% lower risk of prostate cancer.  Read more....

 

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