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What is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer?

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We don't know exactly what causes any one person to get prostate cancer. But men who eat a lot of fat, especially animal fat, are more likely to get advanced prostate cancer. Other things have been linked to higher chance of having the disease: Height, high body mass index, low physical activity, smoking, low tomato sauce consumption, high calcium and linoleic acid intake, being African-American, and a family history of prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on February 4, 2020

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on February 4, 2020

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