Men should eat more carrots. According to the British “Daily Mail” report, a recent study by scholars at Zhejiang University found that regular consumption of brightly colored vegetables can reduce the risk of men suffering from prostate cancer by nearly one-fifth, especially carrots. The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, shows that men who consume carrots at least three times a week are 18% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
The researchers brought together 10 small-scale studies from around the world to examine the anti-cancer effects of carrots. The results of the analysis showed that consumption of carrots had a significant effect on reducing the incidence of prostate cancer, even though the researchers considered other risk factors (such as obesity) that affect men with the disease.
Researchers believe that carrots contain a large amount of carotenoids, especially beta-carotene and lycopene, both of which can alleviate the damage caused by oxidative stress on cells and thus have anti-cancer effects.