Flavonoids Cut Prostate Cancer Risks

The Center for Disease Controll reports that prostate cancer in the United States is:

  • The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men.
  • The fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
  • More common in African-American men compared to white men.
  • Less common in American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander men compared to white men.
  • More common in Hispanic men compared to non-Hispanic men.

and in 2008 (the most recent year for which numbers are available):

  • 214,633 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer.*
  • 28,471 men in the United States died from prostate cancer.*

Traditionally, doctors have taken a reactive approach to prostate cancer as opposed to taking a proactive/preventative approach.  Clearly, it is better to prevent a disease before it happens than it is to treat it after.  Holistic chiropractors are the biggest advocates of preventative care, and as such, often advise patients on natural health care along with chiropractic treatment. Dr. Eshanov, a holistic family chiropractor advises patients on natural health products as well as chiropractic. The purpose of this article is to advise men on the latest finding regarding natural prostate health.

According to a recent study led by Susan Steck of the Arnold School of Public Health,  high dietary intake of plant flavonoids cut the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by up to 25%.  Steck and her colleagues analyzed data from 920 African-American men and 977 white men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer and participating in the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. The men completed a survey which assessed flavonoid intake which used the U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s  2011 Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. The results showed that men who consumed the most amount of flavonoid rich food had cut thei risk for prostate cancer by 25% compared with those that did not have as much flavonoid in their diets.  So what does this mean? It means that eating more plant based foods and drinking plant based drinks will help to cut the risk of prostate cancer by 25%

Patients who are looking to improve their health naturally may contact family chiropractor in Montclair, NJ by calling (973) 900-2660 or by signing up online for a consultation at www.MontclairChiropracticCenter.com. 

Plant flavonoids may offer prostate cancer hope

//www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/basic_info/fast_facts.htm