Diet can Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Posted on: July 27th, 2011
by: Jennifer


According to the Tehran Times, a study from the Cancer Project shows that eating certain types of food can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. “Broccoli, beans, and other low-fat vegetables, fruits and legumes are great for prostate cancer prevention, while dairy products appear to increase risk,” says Cancer Project nutritionist Jennifer Reilly, R.D.

 

Vegetables like broccoli help reduce risk by removing excess testosterone from the body, while carrots and sweet potatoes boost the immune system to fight cancer. Adding these healthy foods to a diet can minimize prostate cancer risk.However, it is still critical to get regular prostate cancer screenings, which include a PSA blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE). Visit the Chicago Prostate Center website to learn more, or schedule a screening here.

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