The prostate is a little walnut-sized gland that surrounds a man's urethra and lies below the bladder.
By age 50, 30% of men have it. By 60 years, 50% get it. By the time they reach 70, over 80% of men have BPH. According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, one in six American men is at risk for poor prostate health during his lifetime.
Prostate health problems stem from genetic, hormonal and dietary factors. The increase in trans-fat consumption over the past decades is correlated with an increase in prostate disorders. In addition, you may have heard that men who eat red meat have the greatest risk for prostate cancer and poor prostate health. That's just part of the story, since what's missing is recognition of the role the essential fatty acids play in balancing and regulating saturated fats.
The symptoms to look for are:
Choosing specific prostate nutrition over aggressive treatments might be the best to ensure prostate health.
Essential fatty acids are critical to prostate health. By increasing the right fats – from nuts, seeds and oils – you can decrease your chances of prostate cancer. The best initial medicine may be the essential fats, and avoidance of the non-essential, harmful fats from margarine, vegetable shortenings, fried foods and processed vegetable oils.
Prostate problems that are caused by poor diet can be turned around by making simple dietary changes and establishing hormonal balance leading to prostate health. Suggested lifestyle changes include:
It's estimated that 20% of BPH cases develop into cancer.
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