Today, prostate cancer is the mostcommon cancer among men. According to statistics, every year doctors find malignant tumors in the prostate gland in 400,000 people. Given this, it is not surprising that in some countries this deadly disease is second or third most common after lung and stomach cancer. Despite the efforts of scientists from around the world, the most effective method for eliminating malignant tumors does not currently exist, but people always have the opportunity to prevent their occurrence due to proper nutrition.
Recently, Japanese scientists led byprofessors Shu Zhang found out that it is possible to prevent the development of prostate cancer by regularly eating mushrooms. This discovery clearly pleased the researchers, since in Asian countries mushroom dishes are very popular because of their nutritional value and the mass of useful properties.
By the way, pork is also popular in Asia, so now pig meat is very expensive there.
How to prevent prostate cancer?
According to the researchers, the relationship betweenthe use of mushrooms and the risk of developing prostate cancer has not been previously studied. As a rule, such scientific observations have been carried out for decades and the work of Japanese scientists was no exception. Back in 1990, they selected 36 thousand male volunteers aged 40 to 79 years and divided them into two groups. Observation of the participants of the first group was carried out from 1990 to 2014, and for the second - from 1995 to 2008.
At the very beginning of the study of volunteersasked to fill out a questionnaire, where it was required to indicate the most frequently used products, level of physical activity and other information about lifestyle. After more than a decade, scientists evaluated the health status of participants and found that lovers of mushroom dishes were 17% less likely to develop prostate cancer than everyone else.
Useful properties of mushrooms
According to scientists, to reduce the risk of developmentcancer, men need to eat mushrooms at least three times a week. Moreover, the volume of one serving should be at least 7.6 grams. How exactly fungi 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 contained in them, which stop the oxidative processes inside the body. It is worth recalling that it is these processes that are often the cause of malfunctioning cells, the appearance of chronic inflammation and the onset of cancer.
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With all this, scientists recall that excessiveeating mushrooms can cause other problems. I hope you have not forgotten about our material about a 81-year-old man who was very prone to healthy eating and drank a liter of almond milk every day and ate other foods he thought were good, like peanuts and hazelnuts. In the end, an excessive desire to lead the right lifestyle led the man to the fact that his kidneys nearly failed.