Men, food, and prostate cancer: Gender influences on men’s diets

Mróz, Lawrence W., Chapman,Gwen E., Oliffe, John L. and Bottorff, Joan L. (2011) Men, food, and prostate cancer: Gender influences on men’s diets. American Journal of Men's Health, 5 2: 177-187. doi:10.1177/1557988310379152

Author Mróz, Lawrence W.
Chapman,Gwen E.
Oliffe, John L.
Bottorff, Joan L.
Title Men, food, and prostate cancer: Gender influences on men’s diets
Journal name American Journal of Men's Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-9883
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1557988310379152
Open Access Status
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 177
End page 187
Total pages 11
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Abstract Although healthy eating might enhance long-term survival, few men with prostate cancer make diet changes to advance their well-being. Men's typically poor diets and uninterest in self-health may impede nutrition interventions and diet change. Food choice behavior is complex involving many determinants, including gender, which can shape men's health practices, diets, and prostate cancer experiences. Developing men-centered prostate cancer nutrition interventions to engage men (and where appropriate their partners) in promoting healthy diets can afford health benefits. This article presents an overview and synthesis of current knowledge about men's food practices and provides an analysis of diet and diet change behaviors for men with prostate cancer. Masculinity and gender relations theory are discussed in the context of men's food practices, and suggestions for future applications to nutrition and prostate cancer research and diet interventions are made.
Keyword Food choice
Men's health behavior
Prostate cancer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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