The Prostate Cancer Charity comments on a new study published
today (23 November) in the online journal Public Library of Science
ONE which claims that consumption of processed meat, such as ground
beef, can increase a man's risk of developing aggressive prostate
Dr Kate Holmes, Research Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity
explains: "This retrospective study, which looks at the eating
habits of 1,000 men, suggests that men who eat higher levels of red
meat, are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than
those who do not.
"Although a worrying claim, it is important to note that this
was a small study which relies on men with advanced prostate cancer
to remember what they had eaten 12 months before their diagnosis.
It is unlikely that these men were able to accurately recall the
foods, and the quantities of foods, that they had eaten during this
time. To conclusively prove that one food type has an association
with prostate cancer much clearer and stronger evidence is