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Prevention Tips for Prostate Cancer

Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to prevent prostate cancer. For people with an average risk of developing cancer, doctors recommend making lifestyle changes that will improve your health overall. Use the tips below to learn more.

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Healthy Diet

Some studies have linked a lower risk of prostate cancer with diets that are low in fat and full of vegetables and fruits. Use the following dietary tips to limit your risk of developing cancer.

  • Switch to a low-fat diet. Dairy, meats, nuts, and oils all contain fats, so be sure to limit your intake of these and other fatty foods. Eat lean meats and low-fat dairy products instead.
  • Get your fat from plants, not animals. In a few studies, researchers found that fats from animals were more likely related to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Use plant-based fats like olive oil and nuts instead of butter and cheese.
  • Increase your vegetable and fruit intake. Produce is full of nutrients and vitamins that can cut the possibility of prostate cancer.
  • Eat fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and herring that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. This fatty acid reduces the chances of cancer.
  • Cut down on dairy. One study found that men who ate the most dairy products had. The highest risk of a prostate cancer prognosis.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Men who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than those who are at a healthy weight. If this is the case for you, take steps to cut down calories, exercise more, and shed a few pounds. If you are already at a healthy weight, work to maintain it by eating a healthy diet and exercising.

Exercise Most Days

Men who work out regularly have a decreased chance of prostate cancer. Frequent exercise comes with a number of other benefits including losing weight and limiting your risk of other diseases and types of cancer. When you begin exercising, be sure to start slowly so you do not hurt yourself. Try to work out for 30 minutes a day at least five days a week.