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  • Family history of cancer?
  • Love red meat?
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Prostate Cancer Prevention

Dietary measures directed towards the prevention / inhibition of Prostate Cancer

prevention of prostate cancerThe possible risk factors include:

  • A family history of prostate cancer
  • A high-fat diet, especially from animal sources
  • Vitamin A (or beta-carotene), especially when derived from animal sources
  • Meats barbequed over a charcoal grill
  • Elevated PSA with a negative biopsy showing prostaitis
  • Geographic locations in Scandinavia or Canada

The possible preventive agents include:

  • Alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) especially gamma tocopherol (max 400 units /day)
  • Vitamin D, 2,00 units / day max
  • Soy isoflavonoids, especially Genistein, Diazein found in soy nuts, soy nut butter, tofu, not soy milk
  • Retinoids, retonic acid
  • Lycopene as found in tomatoes (not effective)
  • Reservatrol as found in raisins and red wine
  • Fish oils, omega - 3
  • Anti oxidants as found in broccoli and asparagus
  • Selenium at 200 micrograms per day or more
  • Proscar
  • Pomegranite juice, 8 ounces / day
  • Lutein as found in broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts, celery, peas and kale

Men in Japan consumed 20 to 50 times more soy daily than American men on average and have a tenfold reduction in prostate cancer related deaths. Prostate cancer has been found more commonly in the northern countries and northern U.S. than those countries closer to the equator. The mortality rates are lower in the United States proportionately to the ultraviolet radiation received. Vitamin D is produced in the presence of ultraviolet light. Vitamin D has been found to slow the growth of prostate cancer in a laboratory.

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