Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of precancerous lesions of the prostate?

Updated: Feb 26, 2020
  • Author: Stanley A Brosman, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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There is no current evidence of an association between diet and HGPIN or ASAP. However, because dietary factors have been implicated in the development of prostate cancer, patients are advised to consume a diet low in fat, particularly animal fat, and high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Patients should avoid taking in more calories than they expend, as obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. No dietary supplements, such as selenium and lycopene, have shown any benefit. (See Prostate Cancer and Nutrition for more information on this topic.)


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