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Soy Consumption Won’t Prevent Reoccurrence of Prostate Cancer

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Image Courtesy of: Winnond/freedigitalphotos.net

A study was performed to observe the effects of soy after surgical removal of prostate. Study included 177 men in which some were assigned to drink powdered soy protein drink and the others to drink placebo beverage daily for two years. Study was stopped early since there was no benefit seen with soy. There was no significant difference seen in reoccurrence of prostate cancer between these two groups, but there were no adverse effects found associated with soy either.  What are your general thoughts on soy consumption and what groups of patients do you currently recommend soy to?

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Coffee consumption inversely linked to aggressive forms of prostate cancer. How do you often counsel patients regarding use of caffeine?

Although evidence suggests that higher coffee consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer, evidence of the link between coffee and the risk of overall prostate cancer has been inconclusive.  The results of this newly published prospective cohort study support the inverse link between higher coffee consumption and risk of aggressive prostate cancer, but not overall risk.  How often do you counsel patients regarding use of caffeine?

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