Dr. David Samadi Strives To Tackle Prostate Cancer

The leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men is prostate cancer, and celebrity urologist, Dr. David Samadi is addressing the burdening disease. For over a decade, Dr. Samadi has striven to eradicate prostate cancer, using robotic surgery, and advising patients to watch their dietary choices.Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital says prostate cancer is now one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. Unlike many other cancers, there is no established cause for prostate cancer. Most of those affected are older than 60 years, because prostate cancer is a very slowly growing tumor that does not cause any discomfort at the initial stage. This means that the development of the disease often begins unnoticed already in much younger years.

Various studies have already demonstrated the preventive effect of certain foods on the development of aggressive prostate cancer, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately one-third of cancer deaths are preventable and related to obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition.Studies suggest that men who eat regularly large quantities of plant food reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 20 percent. Data analysis also shows that so-called flavonoids can prevent the onset of a malignant tumor. Flavonoids are a group of anti-cancer antioxidants found in plant foods. Dr. Samadi says the more diverse the diet, the better protection. Studies reveal that younger men, under the age of 65, whose diet includ a particularly large number of antioxidant foods, have a significantly lower prostate cancer risk than those men who do not eat a diverse menu of plant foods.

An even higher cancer prevention has been found in the men, who regularly consume many different representatives of these foods, like citrus fruits , blueberries , blackcurrants, hearty grapes, all types of cabbage , garlic , onions , peppers, and green tea. Dr. Samadi points out that if men integrate as many plant-based foods as possible, this may provide additional protection against the development of aggressive prostate cancer. Adding enough to your diet with flavonoid-rich foods can be extremely beneficial to your health.Dr. David Samadi, an expert specializing in urology oncology leads the urology program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, since 2013. He is also a medical expert correspondent with Fox News, and has his own weekend television show, Sunday Housecall.Dr. Samadi received his medical degree from Stony Brook University in New York, and completed his internship and residency at Montefiore and Albert Einstein Hospitals.