Diet, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer
by Kamran Abani
products) and bad cholesterol (LDL) are thought to significantly increase the risk of
prostate cancer. Also, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle with little exercise, and a BMI of
32.5 or higher may lead to development of cancer of prostate.

On the good side, vegetables and fruits, especially those containing antioxidants, are
known to be helpful in preventing prostate cancer and other cancers. Tomatoes,
pomegranates, mangos teen, wheatgrass are some of the recommended
antioxidant foods. Vitamins can also play a role in prostate health. Vitamins like
vitamin D and E are recommended by some doctors as beneficial in preventing
prostate cancer. Additionally, Omega_3 Fatty Acids, found predominantly in fish, are
suggested by some researchers as helpful in the prevention of prostate malignancies.

Physicians also employ certain drugs in their efforts to prevent and treat prostate
cancer. A family of cholesterol lowering drugs called "statins," used primarily for the
treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic diseases, have been reported by some
scientists to be effective in the treatment and prevention of prostate tumors..

There are also many treatment modalities for this disease, such as radiation, radical
prostatectomy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Some oral therapy regimens
have also been suggested for the treatment of prostate cancers.

Prostate Health Formula Oral
o Prostate Therapy Oral
o Super Urinozinc Prostate Form. Oral
o Urinozinc Prostate Formula Oral

Having annual exams and checking PSA, a serum marker of this disease, are two
important screening methods used for the diagnosis of it in its early stages.


About The Author

Kamran Abani

Journal Article, Nat Clin Pract Urol, July 2008
News, Reuters Health Information, March 2009
Prostate cancer is the most common
cancer in men. Based on some
reports from the National Cancer
Institute, about 1 man in 6 will be
diagnosed with this type of cancer
during his lifetime. Knowing the risk
factors for prostate cancer and
considering special preventive
strategies to guard against it in our
daily life and lifestyle choices, including
our diet and activities, could be
considerably helpful in reducing the
risk of being diagnosed with this
disease.

Diets high in red meat, calcium (dairy
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