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New Diet and Exercise Guidelines for Prostate Health Published by Prostate Cancer Foundation

Publication Authored by Four Leading Scientists Presents the Latest Findings on Lifestyle, Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

May 7, 2009 -- The latest science-based guidelines on nutrition and exercise as they relate to prostate health and cancer prevention are now available in a new publication from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). The guide, Nutrition, Exercise and Prostate Cancer, is available in electronic form on the foundation’s website, www.pcf.org. Individuals can also order a printed copy of the booklet online.

The comprehensive guide covers a wide variety of topics including an easy-to-follow scientific discussion of specific diet and nutrition recommendations, the effects of obesity on cancer and other diseases, and a description of the benefits of regular exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tips are also provided for implementing a plan for success. The 28-page guide is authored by four of America’s leading scientists and physicians working in the field of prostate cancer and nutrition research: David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition; Stephen J. Freedland, M.D., Duke Prostate Center at Duke University Medical Center; Lee. W, Jones, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center; and William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

“Increasingly, scientific findings are indicating that changes in lifestyle—namely better nutrition and exercise routines—have an important effect on survivorship and prevention for many cancers. In some cases, it is now believed that intensive lifestyle intervention can provide a positive contribution to various medical interventions,” outlines Howard Soule, Ph.D., chief scientist for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “We are grateful to Drs. Heber, Freedland, Jones and Nelson for their efforts in creating this publication. It provides important and useful information to prostate cancer patients and their families.”

The guide underscores the importance of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed sugars and refined carbohydrates. It also calls for approximately 30 minutes of daily exercise. Healthier cooking techniques and hints for dining out are also provided.


About the Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research focused on discovering better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $370 million and provided funding to more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 200 institutions worldwide. The PCF also advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more governmental research funds. PCF advocacy has helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer since 1994. More information about prostate cancer and the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.

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