Medline Plus writes that prostate cancer is common among older men and is rare in men younger than 40. The risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being over 65 years of age, family history, being African-American, and also some genetic influences. In a news release on Jan. 28, 2013, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported, Study finds eating deep-fried food is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
According to a study by investigators at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, regular consumption of deep-fried foods such as french fries, donuts and fried chicken is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, with this effect appearing to be slightly stronger with regard to more aggressive forms of the disease. This research has been published in the journal The Prostate. Although previous studies have suggested that eating foods which are made with high-heat cooking methods, such as grilled meats, may increase the risk of prostate cancer, this has been the first study to examine the addition of deep frying to this consideration.
The researchers found that men who reported eating french fries, fried chicken, fried fish and/or doughnuts at least once a week had an increased risk of prostate cancer in comparison to men who said they ate such foods less than once a month. In particular, it was found that men who ate one or more of these foods at least weekly had an increased risk of prostate cancer which ranged from 30 to 37 percent. Furthermore, weekly consumption of these foods was associated with a slightly greater risk of more aggressive prostate cancer.