“Effect of a Behavioral Intervention to Increase Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Progression Among Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: The MEAL Randomized Clinical Trial”, by lead investigator
Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, Department of Urology, is making news in the local, national, and international press.
Dr. Parsons and his co-authors designed The Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study (CALGB 70807 [Alliance]), the first randomized clinical trial to test the effect of dietary intervention on prostate cancer, and they report their findings in the
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to Dr. Parsons, “These data indicate that, despite prevailing scientific and public opinion, eating more vegetables will not alter the course of prostate cancer. It will not, to the best of our knowledge, suppress or cure it.” He added, “However, while eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting more exercise may not cure cancer, it may keep the body stronger and healthier, which may help patients tolerate cancer treatments.”
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