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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Eating whole grains increases the risk of prostate cancer

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Cancer Causes Control 2010 Oct 31 and a recipe for crockpot Italian chicken.

Study title and authors:
Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health
Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, insulin index, fiber and whole-grain intake in relation to risk of prostate cancer.
Nimptsch K, Kenfield S, Jensen MK, Stampfer MJ, Franz M, Sampson L, Brand-Miller JC, Willett WC, Giovannucci E.
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Building 2, Room 304, Boston, MA, 02115, USA,

This paper can be accessed at:
The study investigated the association between the consumption of whole grains and prostate cancer in 5,112 men.

The study found the men who ate the most whole grains had a 13% increase in prostate cancer compared to the men who ate the least.

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Recipe of the day

Crockpot Italian Chicken

12 boneless, chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
Boneless Chicken Thighs - 2.25lbs.
Food Mall: Boneless Chicken Thighs
2 14.5 oz cans tomatoes with Italian herbs
2 cups cubed zucchini
1 cup pearl onions, peeled
1 cup baby carrots
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Stir to mix. Cook on low setting 6 to 10 hours or until done.

Crockpot Italian Chicken