Too Often Eat Fried Food Can Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Men should be more careful of eating food habit. Because a study showed that too often eat fried foods like french fries and fried chicken may increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Previous studies have linked the foods fried in lung cancer, breast, pancreatic, throat, and esophagus. But this study is the first link between consumption of fried foods with prostate cancer.

The study involved about 1,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,500 healthy men. The men involved in the study was around 35 to 74 years.

Researchers asked study participants to provide details about his eating habits. Men who reported very often eat french fries, fried chicken, fried fish, or other fried foods are at increased risk of prostate cancer that originally only 30 percent to 37 percent compared to men who rarely ate fried.

The study merely suggests that fried foods associated with prostate cancer risk, but does not prove causality. The research was published online in the journal The Prostate, supported by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.

"This does not mean that eating fried foods causes prostate cancer., However an increased risk of prostate cancer is limited due to the consumption of fried foods in excess," said Janet Stanford, lead author of the study.

Increased risk of prostate cancer may be caused by the fact that when the oil is heated to the high temperatures used for frying, potentially resulting in cancer-causing compounds that can form in fried foods.

In addition, the sellers of fried foods typically use the same oil for frying process several times. This will further increase the amount of toxic compounds in the foods you eat.

"This study has also confirmed using animal models over the past few decades. Results showed that a change in the level of animal cells associated with cancer," said Dr. Warren Bromberg, head of urology at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York.