Prostate Cancer risk higher for men who ate the most eggs

A study by the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of California in San Francisco, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School institutes that the men who ate the most eggs are at higher risk of prostate cancer than others who ate less.

Daily breakfast with eggs now likely turns into men's risk of prostate cancer

The study analyze data collected from 27,607 men who had been followed from 1994 to 2008 and who had no cancer at the start of the period.

They found that men who ate 2.5 eggs or more a week had a significant 81% higher risk of developing lethal prostate cancer compared to men who ate fewer than 0.5 eggs a week on average.

Researchers claims that the large amounts of  cholesterol or choline – a nutrient that help cells to function properly – that are found in eggs, may be the cause of increased risk of prostate cancer.

In addition, a poor diet, overweight, smoke and less exercise can add higher risk of prostate cancer plus too much eggs intake.

In UK where nearly 32,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year and 10,000 men die from it, scientists recommended a caution in egg intake should be warranted for adult men.

The study also suggests at the same time, there will be an increased risk of developing lethal prostate cancer in healthy men who ate red meat. Additionally, if they keep eating either eggs or skin-on poultry after being prostate cancer diagnosed, there would be an increased risk of progressing into lethal disease.

Along with egg consumption, men should begin planning for a healthy diet to reduce the risk. Enhancing cruciferous vegetables, tomatoes products intake in daily meal is a good tip. Significantly, men should have a positive life style, especially in sex. Cut down smoking and alcoholic consumption considerably lower the risk of prostate cancer.

There will no more worries if each one can be awareness of their risk.


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