Prostate Cancer and a Mediterranean Diet

A pilot study to investigate if New Zealand men with prostate cancer benefit from a Mediterranean-style diet.

Wellpark College’s senior Nutrition Tutor, Sharon Erdrich has had another paper published in a peer-reviewed journal please.

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On a global scale, prostate cancer is an important health consideration. It is the fourth most common cancer internationally, and in men ranks second only to lung cancer (Ferlay et al., 2012). Prostate cancer incidence is highest in developed nations, compared to less-developed countries, a difference that is only partially explained by the higher use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) as a screening tool in developed nations (Center et al., 2012). In New Zealand, cancer of the prostate is the third most common cause of cancer-related mortality, with death rates disproportionately higher in Māori men (28.7 c.f. 16.7 deaths per 100,000 (age-standardised rates per 100,000) male population, standardised to the WHO world standard population) (MOH, 2013).

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