Prostate cancer diet debated at Leeds Metropolitan
Dr Larry Mróz, Leverhulme Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Men's Health at Leeds Metropolitan, will lead the seminar, drawing on his research into how gender relations shape men's food practices when they have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and in developing nutrition services as part of prostate cancer care.
Speaking ahead of the seminar Larry commented: "Diet and lifestyle improvements can be beneficial following prostate cancer diagnosis, yet many men find it difficult to change their dietary practices. Diet changes can be complex processes involving couples and family dynamics rather than being individual decisions. There is growing interest in how men's partners influence men's diets."
Dr Mróz's research, which he will discuss during the seminar, seeks to better understand how men's relationships with their partners shape what they eat following prostate cancer diagnosis. He uses food journals, in which men record what they eat or drink over a week, and in-depth interviews with couples, to understand the processes involved with household food choices."
The seminar, which runs from 1-2pm in room 203, Queen Square House on Woodhouse Lane, is part of the Centre for Men's Health Seminar Series which runs once a month.
Karl Witty, organiser of the seminar series and Research Officer at Leeds Met, added: "The series aims to raise awareness and promote discussion around the key issues within men's health and encourage the development of future, collaborative research in the field. Upcoming seminars will discuss male roles and stress coping among male farmers, key findings from the evaluation of the Premier League Health programme and men and suicide."
For more information about the seminar series and to reserve a place, please contact HSSResearchSupportUnit@leedsmet.ac.uk or call 0113 812 4334.