Newswire (Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Received: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:54:29 PM CST)

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2019 FEB 26 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Daily -- Investigators discuss new findings in Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting originating from Columbia, South Carolina, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Several foods and nutrients have been linked to the development of prostate cancer, but the association between healthy dietary patterns and prostate cancer aggressiveness is less studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the Mediterranean diet (MED) and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet scores and prostate cancer aggressiveness by race.”

Financial support for this research came from Department of Defense, USA.

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of South Carolina, “Data from the population-based, case-only North Carolina Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) were used to examine the association between diet quality, measured by MED and DASH scores, and prostate cancer aggressiveness in 1899 African American (AA) and European American (EA) research subjects. Dietary intake was assessed using a modified National Cancer Institute Diet History Questionnaire. Logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for high versus low-intermediate aggressive prostate cancer. Higher MED scores were inversely associated with high aggressive prostate cancer overall (OR: 0.66; 95% CI: 0.46, 0.95 for high versus low scores); results were similar for AA and EA men. A weaker inverse association between DASH scores and prostate cancer aggressiveness was found (OR: 0.76; 95% CI: 0.55,1.06).”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Higher diet quality, as represented by a Mediterranean-style diet or DASH diet, may reduce the odds of high aggressive prostate cancer.”

For more information on this research see: Dietary Patterns Based On the Mediterranean Diet and Dash Diet Are Inversely Associated With High Aggressive Prostate Cancer In Pcap. Annals of Epidemiology, 2019;29():16-22. Annals of Epidemiology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Annals of Epidemiology - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/annals-of-epidemiology/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.E. Steck, University of South Carolina, Arnold Sch Public Hlth, Dept. of Epidemiol & Biostat, 915 Greene St, Rm 454, Discovery 1 Bldg, Columbia, SC 29208, United States. Additional authors for this research include L. Schneider, J. Hussey, A.T. Merchant, L.J. Su, L. Arab, J.T. Bensen, L. Farnan, L.X. Song, E.T.H. Fontham and J.L. Mohler.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.08.012. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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