Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fish, Cheese and Lean Meat may stunt Prostate Tumors

Is there any food that may stunt prostate tumors? In fact foods that are foods that lead to reduction of the level of an insulin like growth factor like fish, cheese and lean meat can do that.

In a study published in the journal Prostate, U.S. researchers found that tumor growth was stalled and survival rates lengthened in mice fed a low carbohydrate diet.
They found mice fed a low-fat but high-carbohydrate diets had larger tumors. The mice on a diet high in both fat and carbohydrate had the biggest tumors and the worst survival rate.

Based on earlier research which has linked the growth of prostate tumors to higher levels in insulin like growth factor in mice, the researchers tested whether the reduction in the levels of these substances in mice -through diet- might slow tumor growth.

They found only the mice on the low-carbohydrate diet had lower levels of of the form of insulin-like growth factor capable of stimulating tumor growth.
They hypothesized carbohydrates in the diet affect the level of insulin and a related substance known as insulin-like growth factor in the body.

When these findings are ultimately confirmed in human clinical trials, there would be a designed low-carb diets for prostate, until then, you can eat food low in carbohydrates to control weight and to gain benefits of their prospective effects on the prostate. You may find some foods that are low in carbohydrates , by following these links:
Food that contain no carbohydrates

1-5 grams carbohydrate containing foods

6 grams carbohydrate containing foods

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