Harvard Perspectives on Prostate Disease

Eating for prostate health (Part 2 of 2)

Two registered dietitians from Harvard-affiliated hospitals share their thoughts on calcium, fats, and shedding excess weight

More and more evidence links obesity to an increased risk of prostate cancer and, especially, to a poorer outcome for men with the disease. Of course, staying lean will not provide immunity from prostate cancer or other prostate conditions, but it should help. And a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise will also go a long way to reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes — as well as obesity and its undesirable consequences.

In part 1 of this two-part series, dietitians from two Harvard-affiliated hospitals explained the benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains during a roundtable discussion with Perspectives' editor Suzanne Rose (see Volume 2, Number 2, of Perspectives). They were

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