Archive for the ‘Prostate’ Category

The Man Killer: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the male equivalent of breast cancer, which plagues  millions of women. Fortunately, a little precaution can reduce the dangers of  prostate cancer, and might even help save your life. It is crucial for men to  pay attention to their health, especially as they age. Prostate cancer is the  third major cause of Read more

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Slim Down and Pump Up for Prostate Cancer Protection

Men who have more lean body mass are less likely to get prostate cancer, according to a study in the Journal of Urology (2005;174:2169–73). Previous studies on the relationship between body size and prostate cancer have yielded conflicting results. The new study compared men with prostate cancer and their cancer-free male siblings to better Read more

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Side Effects of Prostate Treatment

Improvements in treatment over the years have significantly reduced the  severity of side effects of prostate cancer treatments. It is still important to  understand how and why these side effects occur, and to how to minimize how they  will affect daily life. There are six major categories of side effects that are  normally associated with Read more

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Screening Tests for Prostate

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men after lung  cancer, and the most common cancer in men. Fortunately, since most prostate  cancer is slow growing, only 30 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer  will die from it. So far, research has not confirmed that early detection of  prostate cancer leads to treatment Read more

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Protecting the Male Prostate

The prostate gland is an important part of the male reproductive system. The  prostate creates a fluid that mixes with sperm and other fluids during  ejaculation. These fluids nourish and transport sperm during the process of  semen ejaculation during sexual excitement. A normal prostate gland is around  the size of a walnut.

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Prostrate Cancer Prevention

Prostate cancer prevention holds exciting possibilities for the future and  suggests some prostate cancer prevention strategies for men to use now. When  deciding on what prevention strategies to adopt, keep in mind that several of  the strongest known risk factors for prostate cancer are wildcards. They are  simply beyond your control. Read more

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Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that may increase a person’s chance of developing a  disease. It may be an activity, such as smoking, diet, family history, or many  other things. Different diseases, including cancers, have different risk  factors. In general, all men are at risk for prostate cancer. However, there are  specific risk factors Read more

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Prostate Cancer Prevention

Knowledge is your best weapon for good prostate health and avoiding prostate  cancer. Some lifestyles, eating habits, and dietary supplements are thought to  lead to lower levels of prostate cancer, as well as other cancers. Nobody can  guarantee prostate cancer prevention through behavior, diet, treatment, or  medicine, but there things you Read more

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Plant Based Diet Prevents Prostate Cancer

Dietary changes should be on the prescription pads of doctors treating men with prostate cancer. New research shows that eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and legumes while eating less meat, dairy, and refined carbohydrates could slow the progression of the deadly disease.

“Studies have associated the Western diet not only Read more

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Obesity and Prostate Health

Over the past 40 years, the rate of obesity has been exploding in the United  States. A massive 65% of adults in the US were classified as overweight or  obese, with a body mass index over the accepted normal of 25. More disturbing is  the 31% of children who are classified as overweight or obese. Since 40% of  Americans do not exercise Read more

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