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When diet and lifestyle changes are combined and adhered to faithfully, there is evidence that they may slow the progression of prostate cancer. A controlled study, published in 2005, randomized into two groups ninety-three men who had early-stage prostate cancer and who had elected watchful waiting. The men in one group continued their usual diet and lifestyle. Those in the other group went on a vegan diet with soy, fish oil, selenium, vitamins C and E, exercise, stress management techniques, and a weekly group meeting. At the end of one year, the men on the vegan diet had a 4 percent decrease in their PSA (from an average of 6.23 to 5.98), whereas the diet-as-usual group had a 6 percent increase (from an average of 6.36 to 6.74).16

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