Health Matters

Food and your prostate

Written by Healthy Living

Prostate cancer is one of those illnesses where the focus should be on prevention. Men whose family members have a history of prostate cancer are more likely to develop the disease, and African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed, while Asian-American and Latino men are less likely to develop prostate cancer. Diet, weight, and exercise affect the level of risk, according to studies by the World Cancer Research Fund International.

The factors include →

  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Developmental factors like being taller.
  • Consuming beta-carotene has proved to have no effect on risk.
  • Age matters—it generally affects men over 50.
  • Men in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean are at highest risk.
  • Eating a lot of red meat, high-fat dairy, and fewer vegetables and whole grains raises the risk.

The prostate-protection diet includes nuts, broccoli, cayenne, green tea, pomegranates, and fish.

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