Deep-Fried Foods and Prostate Cancer
Deep-Fried Foods and Prostate Cancer

Researchers took careful dietary histories on men who 
had prostate cancers and compared them to men who did not have 
that cancer (The Prostate, 01/18/2013).  The men who had prostate 
cancer were 130 to 135 percent more likely to eat French fries, 
fried chicken, fried fish or fried doughnuts.  Frying burns fats 
to form the following known carcinogens: aldehydes, acrolein, 
heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and 
acrylamide.  Men who ate the most fried foods were far more 
likely to have more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, as 
indicated by metastasis, high Gleason score or high PSA).


* Men who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables are 40 
percent less likely to have this aggressive form of prostate 
cancer (Prostate Cancer, published online December 2012).
* Risk increases among men who eat large amounts of refined 
carbohydrates in foods such as low-fiber cereals, cakes, biscuits, 
white rice and pasta (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 

* Taking more than 600 mg of calcium per day increases risk 
(Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11/07/2012).

* The risk for death from prostate cancer triples in men with high 
blood calcium levels, greater than 10.1 mg/dL (Cancer Epidemiol 
Biomarkers Prev, 2012;21:1768-1773; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers 
Prev, 2008;17:2302-2305).


More than 90 percent of men 
with prostate cancer have a relatively benign disease that is 
unlikely to kill them. The average life span for men after they 
are diagnosed with prostate cancer, treated or untreated, is 
greater than 23 years.  However, fewer than five percent of 
prostate cancers are rapidly progressive and can kill.