African American men are 2.5 times as likely to die from prostate cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men. Even more shocking…prostate cancer death is 100% preventable, when diagnosed early.
The risk of an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, increases about 4 percent a year after age 55. By age 60, half of men will have BPH. That number jumps to 95 percent by age 85.
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While prostate cancer death is preventable, it’s also relatively simple to prevent prostate cancer from showing up in the first place. Lifestyle habits, including health eating, play a crucial part of this.
What Does Diet Have To Do With It?
A recent article in a medical journal looked at the effects of diet and supplements on prostate health. The following lifestyle factors were associated with a lower risk of BPH: