What you need to know about men's prostrate health.



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The prostate is a gland that functions in the reproductive system in men.  The prostate undergoes many changes during the course of a man’s life. The gland generally remains stable until men reach their mid-40’s when, in most men, the prostate begins to enlarge.
Statistics;
Studies have shown that; 
  • 50% of men in their 60’s and nearly 90% of men 70 or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH).
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men.
  • Over 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and more than 30,000 men will die from it.
  • 9 out of 10 men who are diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer can go on to live a healthy life after proper treatment.                These are healthy Food for Your Prostate
  • It is important that men should maintain a healthy diet . Studies have shown that men who gain a significant amount of weight are one of the leading factors in whether a man develops prostate cancer in his life. 
  • Increase the amount of vegetables and fruits in your diet.(cabbage, spinach)
  • Eat whole foods 
  • Increase beans intake—an excellent source of protein and fiber, 
  •  diet high in red meat may be a risk factor for heart disease, colon cancer and prostate cancer.
  • Ensure you always carry out prostrate screening.
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