Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International.
In the United States alone, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates a staggering 220,800 new cases and 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer in 2015.
While family history and age are two factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer, there is an undeniable link with diet.
Dietary fat intake, in particular, plays a critical role in promoting oxidative stress and in the development of prostate cancer, according to a research article published in the journal Nutrients.