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Prostate Cancer Drugs In Your Supermarket

Who knew?

Adding common foods like apples, watermelons, cranberries, tomatoes and more to your diet can help you avoid developing — prostate cancer.

Researchers discovered that several natural compounds found in foods starve cancerous tumors of the nutrition they need to thrive.

The most promising active ingredients can be found in apple peels, rosemary, turmeric, red grapes, berries and green tea.

Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their… Read More »

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Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

Is there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Yes… And here are few suggestions

Do not smoke

There appears to be a strong association between smoking and prostate cancer mortality.  A study published in JAMA in 2011 followed 5,366 men with prostate cancer for 20 years. The study found smokers had a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer mortality. Another study published in… Read More »

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Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

Should you stop taking fish oil?

A 2013 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a 71 percent greater risk for developing a deadly type of prostate cancer.

While that may sound worrisome, a more recent look at the research suggests there’s no reason to take fish off your menu.

The most important thing… Read More »

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Consumption Of Alcohol Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers from the University of Victoria in Australia analyzed 26 previous scientific studies that linked the daily consumption of alcohol to prostate cancer.

Apparently drinking just one pint of beer every day raises the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 23 per cent, a study has found. But even as little as half a pint a week increased the likelihood of contracting the cancer

They found that men who drank… Read More »

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Slow Development of Prostate Cancer

Some research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.

For example, in a study of men with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising (PSA doubling time). A longer PSA doubling time can indicate that the cancer may be progressing less rapidly.

But this study did not… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer and Nuts

Men who have prostate cancer could reduce their risk of death by up to a third by eating nuts regularly, new research has suggested.

The researchers, experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston, studied 47,000 men over 26 years and identified 6,800 who had developed prostate cancer.

Writing in the British Journal of Cancer  they found no “statistically significant associations” between eating nuts and being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Diet Prevents Prostate Cancer?

There is not enough information yet to make clear recommendations about the role diet plays in prostate cancer. Dietary changes may need to be made many years earlier in a man’s life to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

The following briefly summarizes the current research:

A diet high in fat, especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. However, no prospective studies, meaning studies that follow men with… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Prevention Tips

To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.

Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.

Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »

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Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

While the exact cause and causes of prostate cancer are not known there are some things you can do that may lower your risk.

Studies suggest that men who get regular physical activity have a slightly lower risk of prostate cancer. There is some evidence that vigorous activity may have a greater effect, especially on the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. If you are of African descent it may… Read More »

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Saw Palmetto – No Help For The Prostate

With the large numbers of people using nontraditional therapies, even finding out what doesn’t work can be valuable.

Researchers affiliated with the Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco, completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

Too many men pressed for time often turn to over the counter solutions instead of visiting their general… Read More »

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