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What is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer?

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The following are associated with an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer: Height, high body mass index, low physical activity, smoking, low tomato sauce consumption, high calcium intake, high linoleic acid intake, African-American lineage, and a positive family history.

No proven link exists between prostate cancer and an active sex life, vasectomy, masturbation, use of alcohol or tobacco, circumcision, infertility, infection of the prostate, or a common non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most, if not all, men will experience an enlarged prostate as they age.

From: What Causes Prostate Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

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Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

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