Prevention of Prostate Cancer with Vitamins - Current Perspectives


Cancer prostate is the most common solid malignancy in males of developed countries. With increasingknowledge of the aetiology, pathogenesis and natural history of the disease, influences of dietary factors onprostate cancer development have become more evident. There is ample evidence in the literature of significanceof dietary constituents for prostate cancer including vitamins A, D and E. Different vitamins have been foundto effect the growth and proliferation of prostate cancer cells as evident in epidemiological, experimental andclinical studies. Various factors play the major role in determining the relationship between these vitamins andprostate cancer in terms of environmental, pharmacological, or genetic aspects. To explore these aspects, thepresent article reviews the literature on the present status of vitamin use for prevention and management ofprostate cancer.