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How much protein should you get if you have prostate cancer?

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Protein rebuilds and repairs damaged (and normally aging) body tissue. The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein needs are 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weigh. Example: A 150-pound person needs 54 grams of protein per day. Cancer stresses the body and you may need more protein while undergoing treatment. Ask your doctor or a dietitian for advice on what you need and healthy protein sources.

From: Prostate Cancer: Eating Right WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society. Harvard Health Letter. 
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. Harvard Health Letter. 
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

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