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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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Healthy Prostate Diet

Recommended Diet

Dietary guidelines for prostate health and function include:

Eat fresh and organic foods whenever possible Enjoy grapefruit as a breakfast juice, add segments to salads, have a half grapefruit as a first course Eat legumes regularly, especially organic soyfoods (tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc) Eat fresh vegetables every day, especially mustard family vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.) Men eating 4 servings of vegetables daily have almost… Read More »

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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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Extra 4 Inches On Waistline May Be Risky

A new study suggests the chance of men developing prostate cancer increases with every inch to your waistline.

Scientists at Oxford University looked at around 140,000 men from 8 European countries over a period of 14 years.

They found every extra 4 inches on your waist raises your risk of fatal prostate cancer by 13%.

For example, men with a waist size of 37 inches had a 13% higher risk… 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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Erectile Dysfunction – Can Save Your Life

If you can put aside male ego and take action — those failures in the bedroom or extra trips to bathroom at night might be early wakeup call that could save your life.

The inability to get and keep and erection suitable for sex* can be an early warning sign for heart disease, prostate cancer or other diseases of the prostate.

Men usually do not visit their doctor until something… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – The JV Team Of Cancers?

Chances are you have been told that prostate cancer is not a serious threat. Its the JV Team of Cancers and it is curable.  That said every year 30,000 men die from metastasized prostate cancer in the United States while another 250,00O men are diagnosed.   Forecasters are projecting that both the number of cases and deaths from this disease will double in the next few years. While the prospect of… Read More »

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