Prostate Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do

Nutrition, Prevention — By on November 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

You may help avoid prostate cancer by exercising and eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help reduce your risk.

There’s no sure way to prevent prostate cancer — but you can make some choices that might help reduce your risk. Prostate cancer is complicated, and researchers are still trying to understand the full range of factors that cause it — and determine which prevention strategies are safe and most effective.

Experts know that diet and lifestyle choices play a part in prostate cancer risk. Some medications and supplements once thought to show promise in preventing prostate cancer have recently been found to be ineffective. Other prevention trials are still ongoing and more research is needed in this area.

While any man can get prostate cancer, it’s most common in older men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and in black men. While age, genetics and race are factors you can’t change, there are some factors you can control.

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