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Nutrition & PCa Guidelines from UC San Francisco

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To All:

I have taken an approach that dramatically improves my diet and will focus on building my immunology. Here is an easy to read nutritional guide of 64 pages in .pdf format that I ran across. The guide has many footnoted passages that detail what foods and supplements will help you avoid and or impeded the progress of PCa.



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Thank you for sharing the UCSF source about nutrition with us...UCSF did a great job in developing this nutrition guideline. In fact UCSF does a great job with everything prostate cancer related. SwingShiftWorker is very knowledgeable about this guideline. He may wish to post.
Here is a thread with additional information about life style that you may find interesting and informative.

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I believe I was the first to post a reference to the Nutrition and Prostate Cancer booklet over 5 years ago (note the revision date of Dec 2009) here after I consulted with Ms. Ledesma, the nutritionist at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer at UCSF, who wrote the booklet and where I was treated for my PCa over 5 years ago, BUT it's always good to remind people about this resource since there is no way to "sticky" articles of continuing value or interests here.

Although it provides a lot of interesting information on the cancer/diet connection. what I mainly got from the booklet and the consultation is that one needs to eat well to become/remain healthy and that, although there are certain foods that seem to have a statistical connection to prostate cancer, there is no proof of causation (ie., that eating or not eating a certain food will cause or deter the development of prostate cancer).

The entire premise of the booklet is summarized at the beginning of the booklet as follows:

Guidelines for a Healthy Diet

-- Plant based diet.  Plenty of fruit and vegetables.  High fiber -- whole grains and beans/legumes.

-- Low fat diet with emphasis on  healthy fats.

-- Limit processed and refined grains/flours/sugars.

-- Drink plenty of fluids

-- Be physically active to help achieve and/or maintain a healthy weight.

This advice is in no way unique -- I've seen/read it in many other diet/exercise resources.  In fact, I largely used this advice to lose over 30 lbs (which I have since regained) a couple of years ago, when I went on a diet/weight lifting binge (which also resulted in a back and shoulder injury, the latter requiring surgery). 

What is unique is the way the author documentedspecific research that has been done to substantiate this "advice" but, although the work is impressive, I'm not sure that it was even necessary to go to such efforts to do so, since the advice is so commonly given and proven to contribute to good health generally.


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Thanks for your review of the UCSF guidelines. Although often repeated and a most likely common sense approach to all dietary needs, it is useful to remind people the roll of nutrition in maintaining a healthy immune systema and anti-inflammation emphasis as a health focus.



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