Preventing Prostate Cancer and BPH: Prostate-Health Expert Available (National Men's Health Week Is June 9-15)
For example, Kristal and colleagues have found that:
The take-away message from all of these studies is that men can lower their risk of prostate disease by making lifestyle changes. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, eating a diet low in fat and high in a variety of vegetables (especially broccoli), and achieving and maintaining a normal body weight can lower the risk of developing BPH and prostate cancer. And if a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, quitting smoking and losing weight may lower the risk of developing an aggressive, lethal form of the disease.
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-- Eating cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, at least three times a week may reduce a man's risk of prostate cancer by nearly half. Scientists believe that these vegetables protect against cancer because they contain isothiocianates, which increase the activity of enzymes that can both detoxify cancer-promoting compounds and decrease the concentration of active androgens (steroid hormones) in the prostate.
SOURCE Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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