Today, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. According to statistics, every year around 400,000 people find malignant tumors in the prostate. In view of this, it is not surprising that this deadly disease is second or third in some countries after lung and stomach cancer. Despite the efforts of scientists from around the world, there is currently not the most effective way to eradicate malignant tumors, but people always have the ability to prevent them from eating properly.
Recently, Japanese scientists, led by Professor Shu Zhang, have found that fungi can be regularly prevented from developing prostate cancer. The researchers were delighted to discover this, as fungal foods are very popular in Asian countries for their nutritional value and mass of beneficial properties.
Incidentally, pork is also very popular in Asia, so pork is very expensive there.
How to prevent prostate cancer
According to the researchers, the association between the use of fungi and the risk of developing prostate cancer has not been studied. As a rule, such scientific observations have been made for decades, and the work of Japanese scientists was no exception. Back in 1990, they selected 36,000 male volunteers aged 40 to 79 and divided them into two groups. The observation of the participants of the first group was carried out from 1990 to 2014 and the second from 1995 to 2008.
At the beginning of the study, volunteers were asked to complete a questionnaire that included the most frequently consumed products, the level of physical activity, and other lifestyle information. After more than a decade, the scientists assessed the health status of the participants and found that mushroom lovers were 17% less likely to get prostate cancer than anyone else.
Useful properties of mushrooms
According to scientists, men must eat mushrooms at least three times a week to reduce the risk of cancer. In addition, the volume of a serving should be at least 7.6 grams. How exactly mushrooms prevent the risk of developing malignant tumors is not yet clear to scientists. At the moment they suggest that the miraculous effect is to thank the antioxidants they contain that stop the oxidative processes in the body. It should be remembered that it is these processes that are often the cause of defective cells, the onset of chronic inflammation, and the onset of cancer.
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However, scientists are reminded that excessive fungal consumption can cause other problems. I hope you did not forget our material about an 81-year-old man who was very susceptible to healthy eating and drank a quart of almond milk every day and ate other foods he deemed good, such as peanuts and hazelnuts. In the end, an excessive desire to lead the right lifestyle made his kidneys almost fail.