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Can your diet affect your chance of getting prostate cancer?

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A diet that helps maintain a healthy weight may reduce your risk for prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends:

Healthy food choices also include bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and beans.

  • Limiting high-fat foods
  • Cutting back on red meats, especially processed meats such as hot dogs, bologna, and certain lunch meats
  • Eating at least 2-1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day

From: Prostate Cancer Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can prostate cancer be prevented?"

American Cancer Society: "Diet and physical activity factors that affect risks for select cancers."

Mayo Clinic: "Lycopene."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 1, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can prostate cancer be prevented?"

American Cancer Society: "Diet and physical activity factors that affect risks for select cancers."

Mayo Clinic: "Lycopene."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 1, 2019

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