Wednesday Sep. 18, 2019
Prostate Cancer Prevention
There is no sure way to prevent prostate cancer. Some risk factors for prostate cancer are not within your control, including your age and family history. But you can do some things that may help lower your risk of getting prostate cancer:
- Eat fruits and vegetables every day. Include tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Also include beans, peas, and lentils.
- Limit high-fat meats and high-fat dairy foods. These include hamburgers, sausage, cheese, and ice cream. Instead eat lean meats, fish, and low-fat or nonfat dairy foods.
- Limit calcium in your diet. Too much calcium may raise your risk for prostate cancer. Normal amounts of calcium in dairy foods and drinks are fine. But talk with your healthcare provider before you take calcium supplements.
- Stay at a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to a higher risk for a more deadly type of prostate cancer.
- Get physical activity. Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days.
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