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Proper food selection is very important in today's day to day living. According to Egger(2009), diseases are spreading very fast and thus there is a need to take a control over it. One of the most common causes of diseases now a days is due to obesity which is also due to lack of information about our own body mechanism.

Antonia (2009) explained that lack of proper nutrition and not enough of physical activity has led to obesity which in turn is leading to disease. According to BMI calculation studies indicate that all over the world in most of the college aged individuals are being classified as overweight. He also said that some of the common causes of death due to heart disease, cancer, diabetes is directly associated to the nutritional physical activity and food selection.

Culhane(2004), conveyed that fifty years ago in the international classification of disease obesity was introduced and today it is spread all around the world. He also said that it has been estimated that about 300 million adults are obese by the International obesity task force.

Even though over 900 million people are starving and living in poverty and hunger (FAQ, 2008) at the same time in other hands people are going obese due to consumption of more energy than they spend.

Sugimura (2002), believed that food is one of the most influencing factor leading to cancer in many of the countries and regions.Wang et al. (2009), stressed that some of the cancer such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer are caused due to limited intake of flavonoid rich foods.WHO/ FAO (2003)(Source: GreenFacts)

www.greenfacts.org/en/diet-nutrition/glossary-diet-nutrition.htmexplained that flavonoids are bright coloured pigments that come naturally in many of fresh fruits and vegetables.Wang et al (2009), also stressed on the point that eventhough flavonoids might protect against the production of cancer through several biological mechanism but still epidemiologic studies on flavonoids and cancer risk have given unpredictable results. The Sugimura (2002), also believed that food products which lead to the development of cancer can be subdivided in to macro and micro components. Sugimura also reviewed that food also causes positive i.e. carcinogenic and negative i.e. preventive. He also added that the amount of calories which we intake have more effect on the cause of cancer. Some of the distinctive food with more of fat content is the main cause of breast, colon and prostate cancers. But on the other hand Sugimura also emphasised that by consuming more of vegetables which are rich in antioxidants and fibres reduce the chance of causing cancer.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men all around the world.( Hodge and Kaimakamis, 2009). Prostate cancer is one of the most variable disease which comes in men based on their family history. They also described that prostate is basically a small gland which is located

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