Prostate cancer is something that a lot of men fear, but don’t talk about. Just like many other “fears,” men really don’t talk about these things. But maybe it is about time that they did – prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in the United States today. While many men with the condition do not exhibit symptoms, in cases wherein the symptoms occur, it can get really bad. That is why it is important that information be disseminated effectively.
Some celebrity chefs agree with this – they have been recruited to collaborate on a project which involves writing a cookbook featuring recipes that may help combat or prevent prostate cancer. Some of the celebrity chefs involved are Raymond Blanc and Antony Worrall Thompson. Dubbed The Prostate Cancer Care cookbook, it features recipes making use of ingredients that have been scientifically proven to prevent prostate cancer. These include broccoli, garlic, and tomatoes (as well as derivative products such as tomato sauce).
Collaborating with the celebrity chefs is Professor Margaret Rayman, from the University of Surrey. She says that it is important to incorporate these food items into one’s regular diet in order to take pro-active measures against prostate cancer. She goes on to say that while eating these dishes is not a guarantee against prostate cancer, it is definitely better than doing nothing and waiting for the doctor to tell you that you have got the disease. The professor is also working on cookbooks focusing on other conditions such as breast and bowel cancer.
Originally posted on September 14, 2009 @ 4:50 pm