Good Health Habits May Reduce a Man’s Prostate Cancer Risk - Dr David Samadi Explains How
- Eat a prostate friendly diet - Include prostate cancer fighting foods such as tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts, soy, coffee, salmon, and pomegranates. Reduce consumption of processed meat – hot dogs, sausage, deli meats, and bacon.
- Increase physical activity – Increasing exercise is associated with reducing prostate cancer risk and progression. Men should aim for at least 150 minutes each week of moderate to vigorous exercise.
- Maintain a healthy body weight – All men should aim to reduce belly fat and achieve a healthy weight range for their height by choosing healthy foods and regular exercise
- Do not smoke – Smoking may possibly increase risk of prostate cancer along with other health related conditions.
- Regular prostate cancer screening tests – Speak with your physician on the benefits of screening in order to track and detect any symptoms of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer screenings include a digital rectal exam and a blood test called prostate specific antigen (PSA) which can reveal any abnormalities of the prostate.