The whisperer

June 19 -25, 2019

Gulf Weekly The whisperer

Arab men are being warned that it’s good food, not good genes, that gives the Middle East a low rate of prostate cancer, and that too much Western-style cuisine could cause a dramatic increase in their risk of developing the disease.

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer worldwide, and the most common in wealthier nations, but rate varies dramatically between countries.

Dr David Levy, a urologist at Cleveland Clinic in the US, said that risk could change quickly if Middle East men adopt a burger-and-fries Western-style diet in place of traditional meals.

We all know how good hummus tastes but did you know that in addition to being a good source of protein and fibre, chickpeas used in the spread are high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins.

So hummus a day, clearly keeps the doctor away!

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