Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

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Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer frequency in men is relatively low, however, if you do the right things for yourself, you are less likely do develop prostate cancer. Mens health looked at different studies and data regarding the condition and found that science supported lifestyle changes are helpful in reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer. Check out the article below 5 Ways to Protect Your Prostate Sex really is a science-tested healthy prostate strategy. Plus four other simple ways to keep prostate cancer away. BY JIM THORNTON JAN 14, 2019 When it comes to cutting your risk of prostate cancer (PCa), you have more control over your risk than you think. In a study published last May in JAMA Oncology, Harvard researchers analyzed long-term lifestyle data and cancer risk among 89,571 women and 46,339 men. Those practicing a healthy lifestyle (i.e., no smoking, moderate drinking and/or abstinence, BMIs maintained between 18.5 and 27.5, and 75 minutes of vigorous, or 150 minutes of moderate, exercise per week) had much lower rates of cancer and cancer deaths than those who failed to practice all four of these. For men, the odds of getting any cancer were cut by a third, and the odds of dying from it by 44 percent. Lead author Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer Causes and Control, acknowledges that studies like this can’t prove cause or effect. “But we believe that in this case that we are talking causation and not just correlation,” he says, “in part because we aren’t attributing the association to a single factor, which makes causation hard to tease out, but rather to an overall healthy lifestyle. If almost all of the cancer risk in the population was due to chance, how can one explain that people with the generally better lifestyle have so much lower rates? ”