Carbohydrate Intake, Glycemic Index, and Prostate Cancer Risk

May 22, 2014
Stephen J. Freedland, MD

Stephen J. Freedland, MD, associate professor, Duke University, discusses an analysis presented at the 2014 AUA Annual Meeting that looked at carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and prostate cancer risk.

Clinical Pearls

Stephen J. Freedland, MD, associate professor, Duke University, discusses an analysis presented at the 2014 AUA Annual Meeting that looked at carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and prostate cancer risk.

  • The dietary patterns of men with cancer were compared to the patterns of healthy men without cancer.
  • Researchers hypothesized that more carbohydrates would lead to higher cancer risk, though the opposite was observed.
  • Evidence was also seen that carbohydrates with a higher gylcemic index increased risk of prostate cancer