Harvard Perspectives on Prostate Disease

A healthy diet of facts

A message from Editor in Chief Marc B. Garnick, M.D.

We all know that diet can play a significant role in preventing disease, yet the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity continues to rise. Perhaps because they hear the same mantra year after year about lowering cholesterol, trimming the fat, and cutting calories, people tune out the message "" at least until disease strikes.

Every day, patients ask me what they should eat to slow the progression of prostate disease and help prevent setbacks. Broadly speaking, it boils down to controlling the same three elements: cholesterol, fat, and calories. Although men with prostate cancer and those at high risk for the disease should make a few dietary modifications, the best diet is a healthy diet.

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