Journal article

Prostate cancer, masculinity and food. Rationales for perceived diet change

Lawrence W Mroz, Gwen E Chapman, John L Oliffe, Joan L Bottorff

APPETITE | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Research indicating that certain diets can lower prostate-specific antigen levels suggests that diet change might be a beneficial treatment adjunct for low-grade prostate cancer. However, few men with prostate cancer adopt significant diet change, indicating a need to better understand how and why they make food choices. This qualitative study explored men's perceptions of their diets following a prostate cancer diagnosis, and the rationales underpinning diet changes (or lack thereof). Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 men ages 48-78 years who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer within the previous 5 years. Findings show that participants exhibited varied dieta..

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