How to Avoid Prostate Cancer
Research on cancer has proven that getting nutrients by eating food is much better than using supplements.
However, there are several conditions that make supplements a better choice. Consult with your doctor about supplements that are or you want to consume.
Take zinc supplements. Most men do not consume zinc-rich foods in sufficient quantities. Zinc supplements help maintain prostate health. Research has proven that zinc deficiency causes the prostate to swell and zinc is very important to prevent prostate cells from turning into cancer cells. Take zinc supplements in the form of tablets at a dose of 50-100 (or even 200) mg per day to reduce prostate swelling.
Take saw palmetto berry supplements. The effectiveness of this supplement is still being debated by lay people as well as professional medical personnel. So, consult with your doctor before starting taking this supplement. Some research shows that this supplement helps kill prostate cancer cells.
Some studies have found that taking certain supplements, such as vitamin E and folic acid (a type of vitamin B), increases the risk of prostate cancer. Other research has also proven that taking many supplements (for example more than seven types), even those that are usually used to prevent prostate cancer, increase the risk of advanced prostate cancer.
Although the relationship between smoking and prostate cancer is still debated, tobacco is believed to cause oxidative damage due to the effects of free radicals on body cells thereby increasing the belief that smoking can cause cancer. In a meta-analysis of 24 studies, smoking has been shown to increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Have a healthy weight.
If you are overweight, implement an effective exercise and diet plan to get a healthy body weight. Being overweight or obese is measured by Body Mass Index (BMI), an indicator of body fatness. To find out a person’s BMI, divide the weight (in kilograms) by the square of the person’s height (in meters). If the BMI is 25-29.9, the person is considered to be overweight. If the BMI is more than 30, the person is considered obese.
Reduce calorie intake and increase exercise. Both of these are the secret of success to lose weight.
Pay attention to the size of your meal portions and eat slowly. Enjoy and chew food. Stop eating when you are full. Remember, you only need to eliminate hunger, it doesn’t have to be very full.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of certain types of cancer and various other health problems, such as depression, heart disease, and stroke. Although the causal relationship between regular exercise and prostate health is uncertain, research that has been done so far shows that exercising regularly helps maintain prostate health.
Try to do moderate to heavy exercise, for 30 minutes, several days per week. However, moderate to moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, has also been effective in maintaining prostate health. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, start gradually by walking to work, using the stairs instead of the elevator, and going for a walk every night. Increase activity gradually until you can do heavier aerobic exercise, such as cycling, swimming or running.
For years, researchers have believed that frequent ejaculation, during sex, masturbation, or even wet dreams, increases the risk of prostate cancer.
However, more recent research has shown that frequent ejaculation actually maintains prostate health. The researchers found that ejaculation helped remove carcinogens from the prostate gland and accelerated fluid replacement in the prostate gland thereby reducing the risk of prostate cancer. In addition, routine ejaculation also helps relieve psychological stress thereby slowing the growth of cancer cells.
However, research in this regard is still at an early stage so there are no definitive recommendations regarding male sexual habits. For example, researchers still cannot determine how often a man needs to ejaculate to maintain prostate health. However, researchers believe that routine ejaculation needs to be accompanied by other indicators, such as a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating patterns, and regular exercise.