Mushrooms reduce the risk of prostate cancer

Today prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. According to statistics, every year the doctors found a malignant tumor in the prostate gland have 400 000 people. Given this, there is nothing surprising in the fact that in some countries, this deadly disease on his distribution is second or third after lung and stomach cancer. Despite the efforts of scientists from around the world, the most effective method to eliminate malignant tumors at the moment does not exist, but people always have the ability to prevent it through proper diet.

Recently, Japanese scientists under the guidance of Professor Shu Zhang found that to prevent the development of prostate cancer can be regularly eating mushrooms. This discovery is clearly pleased with the researchers, as in Asian countries mushroom dishes are very popular due to its nutritional value and many health benefits.

How to prevent prostate cancer?

According to the researchers, the relationship between the consumption of mushrooms and the risk of developing prostate cancer has been conducted by nobody. Typically, such scientific observations are carried out for decades and the work of Japanese scientists is no exception. Even back in 1990 they took 36 thousand male volunteers aged 40 to 79 years and divided them into two groups. The observation of the first group was conducted from 1990 to 2014, and for the second — from 1995 to 2008.

Some study participants admitted that they eat mushrooms three times a week

At the beginning of the study volunteers were asked to fill out a questionnaire where you had to specify the most commonly consumed products, the level of physical activity, and other information about the way of life. After more than a decade, the researchers assessed the participants ‘ health and found that the mushroom dishes are subject to the occurrence of prostate cancer is 17% less than everyone else.

Useful properties of fungi

According to scientists, to reduce the risk of developing cancer, men should eat mushrooms at least three times a week. And the volume of one portion should not be less than 7.6 grams. How mushrooms prevent the risk of development of malignant tumors, scientists are not yet clear. At the moment, they assume that a miraculous effect is thanks to their contained antioxidantsthat stop oxidative processes within the body. It is worth Recalling that these processes often are the cause of the malfunctioning of the cells, the appearance of chronic inflammation and cancer.