The Effectiveness of Screening for Prostate Cancer

One of my beefs with the American Cancer Society is that they focus a large percentage of their efforts towards a “cure.” The push is towards increased screening and detection. So, instead of pushing a diet higher in lycopene (red pigment found in tomatoes), cruciferous veggies (contains indole-3-carbinol that goes on to positively change the way a man’s body metabolizes estrogens and protect the prostate) and omega 3 fatty acids and lower in saturated fats, they push for PSA screenings.

I guess this review of some 71,000 men should put a damper on that one. They found little evidence to suggest that PSA screenings saved lives. Anyone for a budget shift at the ACS?

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.