Prostate cancer - Minimising risk / Prevention

Research has shown that some lifestyle changes may help to lower your risk of developing prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body.:

  • Lower your intake of animal fats (red meat, dairy products)
  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables
  • Eat more tomatoes. They contain a powerful antioxidantA chemical that can neutralise damaging substances called oxygen free radicals. called lycopene that can reduce the risk of prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body.. Lycopene is easier to absorb from cooked or processed tomatoes such as tomato paste, tinned tomatoes and ketchup
  • Take more exercise, which is believed to reduce the risk of prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body.
  • Don't smoke. Smokers are more likely to develop advanced prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body..

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