Milken’s Nutrition Guide in a Nutshell
A bare bones summery of the 40 page Nutrition and Prostate Cancer Guide from The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Michael Milken's organization for raising funds for research, has funded this guide put together by Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Peter H. Gann, MD, ScD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
- Keep your body at an optimum weight…loose weight (in a safe manner—consult your doctor) if you are obese
- Eat 5 to 9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables without sauce or dressing. Eating at least 5 servings each week of cruciferous vegetables, particularly broccoli, might
help you decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer. Size-wise, this translates into
about a half cup of cooked vegetables per serving
- Eat at least two servings a week of tomato sauce roughly a half cup per serving.
- Drinking 8 oz of pomegranate juice daily might slow the rate at which prostate cancer progresses
- Any anti-cancer effects of green tea requires drinking six or more cups per day
- Reduce eating red meat....don't grill food
- Increased consumption of soy-based foods would seem to be beneficial in slowing the disease process. However, because not all soy-based foods are high in isoflavones and some preparations can be high in fat and low in nutritious value, be sure to discuss the value of adding different types of soy-based foods into your diet with your doctor and/or qualified nutritional consultant.
- Eat more fish, but take care not to over eat fish considered high in mercury. Consult your fish monger and dietician for advice.
- Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes a day at least 3 days each week. Include stretching exercises and resistance exercises and weight training.
That’s about all of the main points in this 40 page booklet. As always, consult with your doctor about any change in diet and/or activity.
last updated February 2007