Plant-Protect Your Prostate

vegetablesAdopting a plant-based diet can create a protective effect around the prostate which can help reduce your risk for prostate cancer and slow the progression if diagnosed. In 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer in men and around 31,500 cancer-related deaths. Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with 1 in 9 being diagnosed during his lifetime and about 1 in 41 dying from prostate cancer.

But research shows that a plant-based diet that avoids dairy, eggs, and processed meat may: Continue reading “Plant-Protect Your Prostate”

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Prostate Cancer Prevention

man-with-tomatoesOne in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. And although treatment and early detection are important, prostate cancer prevention is critical in slowing down the rate of this disease, as well as other male cancers.

Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in men over 75 years old. Age and family history are the primary risk factors. Prostate cancer rarely occurs in men under the age of 45-50 years old. It is also much more likely (double the risk) if you have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer, particularly a brother. Continue reading “Prostate Cancer Prevention”

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