Tips for Men: How To Prevent Prostate Cancer

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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study on prostate cancer conducted by Swedish researchers at Lund University.

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The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

The Swedish researchers followed over 8,000 men between ages 45 and 73, for an average of 15 years.

They found if men drink just one 11-fluid-ounce soda or soft drink a day, it significantly increases their risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by 40 percent.

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They also found heavy carbs, such as pasta and rice, increases risk of developing milder forms of prostate cancer, by 31 percent.

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Men who ate lots of sugary breakfast cereals were 38 percent more likely to develop milder forms of prostate cancer.

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The prostate cancer in males during the study was found through a screening test known as Prostate-Specific Antigen.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer include:

Trouble urinating or urinating often at night

Decreased force in the stream of urine

Trouble emptying the bladder completely

Pain or burning during urination

Blood in the urine or semen

Bone pain

Losing weight without trying

Erectile dysfunction

Prostate cancer typically grow slowly. In advanced stages symptoms may include deep or dull pain in the pelvis, ribs, lower back or upper thighs, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Advanced prostate cancer can spread to other organs.

See a Urologist if you have any of the above symptoms.






All cancers begin when cells develop changes in their DNA. Inflammation triggers those changes.

A cell’s DNA contain instructions telling it what to do.

In terms of triggering cancer, abnormal cells are being instructed to grow and divide more rapidly than healthy cells.

Then, the abnormal cells form a tumor and can invade nearby tissue.

What can awaken dormant cells? INFLAMMATION

Remember, there’s always an external factor involved. The body can only handle so much inflammation, before it begins attacking healthy cells.

So, everyone needs to keep inflammation away from their entire body and brain.

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The first thing you want to do to prevent Prostate Cancer is eliminate anything that causes inflammation.

The Swedish study confirms if you simply eliminate this soda, you lower your risk almost by half.

That’s incredible. I bet second half comes from sugar.
Sugary cereal is on the avoid list.

Then, they say pasta and rice increase men’s risk of prostate cancer, but that may be due to sugar as well.

Think about it. When you eat carbs, your body breaks them down into sugars, which absorb into the bloodstream.

If a guy is active, he can probably load up on carbs more than someone that is sedentary.

Once the sugar from the carbs are absorbed into your bloodstream, it makes your pancreas release the hormone insulin, which moves the sugar from your blood into your cells.

If you don’t use that up as energy through exercise you’re left with inflammation.


Age 50 or older



Family history of prostate or breast cancer

Research from 2016 also found people with prostate cancer had a higher risk of having advanced abnormal growths in the colon. Researchers suggest people with prostate cancer have a colonoscopy to check for these growths at the time of their prostate cancer diagnosis.

Past studies have also linked soft drink or soda intake to an 80 percent increased risk of stroke in women. Remember orange juice also contains a lot of sugar.

Avoiding soda, soft drinks and limiting high carbs if you’re not active are healthy tips for everyone.


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