Prostate cancer prevention services have despite increased awareness, always struggled with the reluctance of men to talk about their health and to seek help.
However, there is much that can be done to prevent Prostate Cancer and the following 5 tips can help to reduce your risk.
1) Accept Prostate Screening.
Prostate Screening has unfortunately suffered from a muted response in the UK.
However, recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the potential impact of Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening programme has led to calls from the Prostate Cancer Charity to establish a UK National screening Committee.
A major practical reason for this is sheer numbers – prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men in the UK – over 35,000 men are affected each and every year. It needs urgent attention and to be seen as a priority right now.
2) Ease off on the High Fat Foods
Research carried out by the Mayo Clinic in the US, has suggested that a diet high in saturated fats – an example being the animal fats found in red meat, may result in a higher possibility of prostate cancer.
3) Hit the Fruit & Vegetables
A link has been found between those diets high in fruits and vegetables and a lowering of various kinds of cancer.
Commit to a healthy varied diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and significantly reduced saturated fats. It may be the difference that makes a real difference to your prostate health.
4) Favour Fish
It is advisable to maintain a regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
This good fat, which can be found in certain cold water fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel, seems to lower the odds of getting a range of cancers.
5) Enjoy the sunshine
Used sensibly, catching the sun can be of immense benefit. Research into men living in the sunniest states in the US, found a 32% lower prostate cancer risk.
The explanation appears to reside in Vitamin D, which we obtain from the sun. If you are worried about possible side effects to your skin then get your Vitamin D from Cod Liver oil instead.
Although, there is no foolproof way of reducing the risk, there is much that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer. A little thought and attention to your diet, exercise regime and mood can be of enormous benefit in promoting good prostate health
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