According to new study, men who are diagnosed from prostate cancer may greatly decrease their risk by eating nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.
“Just 1.5 ounces of nuts per day (about ⅓ cup) can have a positive impact on health.,” says Maureen Ternus, Executive Director at the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation
Ternus noted that these findings added to the growing body of evidences showing that nuts should be part of a healthy diet.
The study was conducted by scientists from Harvard University in U.S. for a period of 26 years.
According to research, 6,800 of the 47,000 men studied got prostate cancer. Nuts may not prevent the disease but actually could be the ideal food once you get the disease to help offset an early demise from it. Rates of dying from prostate cancer were decreased by 34% among those who ate one ounce serving of nuts fives times a week.
Nuts contains great amount of ‘tocopherol’ which is the scientific name for Vitamin E.
Study says that men had high levels of selenium, were 60% less likely to develop advanced prostate cancer within 17 years than men with low selenium levels.
Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 60% are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, it’s being rare before age 40. About age 66 is the average age at the time of diagnosis.