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Plant-Based Diet to Mitigate Prostate Cancer

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@bobvan and @ken82, eating well is overall good for our health. Following a healthy diet after a cancer diagnosis also puts some of the control back into our hands. Recently, I've been reading more about intermittent fasting and cancer.
– Fasting and Cancer https://www.healthline.com/health/fasting-and-cancer

I'm rarely hungry in the morning, so doing 13-16 hour fast is easy for me. I wasn't intentionally fasting, but it is getting a lot of talk and research lately. Have any of you heard about intermittent fasting and cancer.

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I don't know of any controlled studies showing how intermittent fasting (IF) might help mitigate chronic illness such as cancer. IF is getting a lot of press recently and does seem to contribute to weight loss in the majority of cases, especially if one does not engage in binge eating after their fast. Dr. Greger's book "How Not to Diet" has sections on fasting and IF. If IF works for you without adverse health effects, and if your doctor concurs you are not harming yourself, then it seems like a good idea in my opinion.

The book Lifespan: Why We Age-and Why We Don't Have To, by David Sinclair, has a chapter dealing with intermittent fasting research. He explains what happens in your body that can lower risk of cancer and other disease. He also talks about impact of exercise and exposure to cold. The underlying theme is mild stress to the body that stimulates healthy response at the cellular level. If you don't want to read the whole book, you can start on page 89.