Mediterranean diet reduces risk of bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is a disease primarily of the elderly. 90% of people with bladder cancer are over 55, and the average age is 73. That’s not the way you need to spend your senior years. Whether diet can help you to avoid this cancer has not been hugely studied. So, researchers set out to see if what you eat can help you avoid this kind of cancer.

Their results showed that it can. So, what do you need to change? What is on the anti-bladder cancer menu? The Mediterranean diet: the same one you’ve heard about for preventing breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. The Mediterranean menu is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans and olive oil. It is low in meat and dairy and moderate in fish. It can also include moderate red wine.

When the researchers pooled 13 studies that included 646,222 people, they found that the Mediterranean diet reduces your risk of bladder cancer by 15%.

This study give you one more reason to eat healthy now so that you’ll be healthy later.

Eur J Nutr 2019;doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-01907-8

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