Eating for prostate health (Part 2 of 2)

Published: August, 2008

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.

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