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The effects of diet on prostate cancer outcomes

The highest risk of death from prostate cancer is associated with increased waist circumference, increased blood pressure, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obesity; thus, therapies that can reduce blood glucose levels have the potential to improve patient outcomes. The therapeutic benefits of low-carbohydrate and fasting-mimicking diets in patients with prostate cancer have been investigated in two recent studies.

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Seyfried, T.N. The effects of diet on prostate cancer outcomes. Nat Rev Urol 19, 389–390 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-022-00612-2

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