Reducing prostate cancer risk: Good news, bad news, or no new news?
Prostate cancer is an important disease; in fact, it's the most common internal malignancy in American men. Prostate cancer is a variable disease; many cases are slow growing, even harmless, but some cases are aggressive and even lethal. And it's a puzzling disease; some cases are passed down from father to son, but most occur without apparent rhyme or reason.
Important, variable, and puzzling — it is no wonder that men pay attention when research reports that common dietary elements appear to reduce risk. Two studies have attracted a lot of press; both contain surprising information, but to understand what they mean for you, you'll have to dig behind the headlines and sound bites.