Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH
There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of
Studies have found an association between diets high in fat and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Also, eating foods rich in
seems to lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Lycopene is a phytochemical that is found in certain
fruits and vegetables, like grapefruits and tomatoes. Also, lycopene supplements are available at drug and health food stores, but their efficacy is uncertain.
may reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Choose exercises you enjoy and make them a regular part of your day. Strive to maintain an exercise program that keeps you fit and at a healthy weight. For many people, this includes walking or participating in another aerobic activity for 30 minutes per day most days of the week. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
therapy and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors may reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about your options.
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Last reviewed September 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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