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The Larger Your Prostate, the Less Your Chance to Get Prostate Cancer

Introduction.

The larger your prostate, the less your chance to get prostate cancer – this is the main conclusion of the recent study by K. R. Nandalur et al.(2021). Until recently, the relationship between benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer (PC) remained controversial. Some studies have found such a relationship, while others, on the contrary, couldn’t find any association between them. Therefore, and to reduce the fear of most people suffering from BPH symptoms of a possible escalation into PC, the idea of the independence of these conditions of the prostate has been propagated. 

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Cruciferous Vegetables (Sulforaphane) and Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer (PC) is a disease typical for old age, though anomalies in the prostate tissue can be observed in men in their twenties or thirties. Therefore, PC is believed to be slow-growing cancer. The long relatively silent period of prostate cancer suggests that different types of therapies potentially could slow disease progression or stop disease onset, which in turn could help to avoid totally or decrease invasive surgical procedures such as prostatectomy. 

In the previous posts, we discussed various food ingredients such as Lycopene in tomatoes, Polyacetylenic oxylipins in carrots, Vitamin K2 in sauerkraut, and natto that have proven anti-cancer activities. Here we will address the cancer healing properties of one more magic gift of nature – broccoli

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Health Risks and Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy

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Many studies suggest the essential role of testosterone in keeping vigorous metabolic processes throughout the body. However, with age, testosterone levels decline, and the levels of sex hormone-binding globulin increase, both trends resulting in decreased bioavailable testosterone with all its benefits. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging published the rate of hypogonadism (reduced testicular size) as 20% in men over 60 years of age, 30% in men over 70 years, and 50% in men over 80 years of age.

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Foods Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Tomatoes.

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Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is abundantly found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Asparagus and parsley despite not having red or orange color, also are good sources of lycopene.  

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant-an important deactivator of reactive oxygen species. The human body cannot synthesize lycopene and therefore, it must be consumed with daily food. The absorbed lycopene is mostly stored in the testes, liver, adrenals, and prostate, with concentrations in the testes as high as 10 times that of other tissues. This may point to an exclusive biological role of lycopene in certain tissues. 

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Whole foods vs supplements in the prevention of chronic diseases

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It has long been noted that the regular consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is correlated with a low incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, etc. Scientists began to attribute these health benefits of plant foods to various biologically active substances isolated from different parts of plants. However, the assumption that isolated individual antioxidants or phytochemicals can replace the intake of plant foods has proven to be erroneous, if not harmful. The results of clinical trials are not consistent as to the beneficial effects of the dietary supplements and cannot explain the observed health advantages of diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Dietary supplements in clean form may not work in the same way as the ingredients of the whole food and, in addition to having fewer useful effects, may also be potentially dangerous.

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Carrots – a food with proven anti-cancer power

Introduction. 

Carrot is a gold mine in our kitchen rich in health-beneficial phytochemicals such as carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and polyacetylenes. Throughout the history of carrot cultivation, people have intuitively used its beneficial qualities, widely including it in their daily diet. Nowadays, scientific evidence backing anticancer, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease lowering, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, and wound healing benefits of carrot has been accumulating.
A person is often dismissive of what he is used to seeing every day in abundance. Therefore, many may not even suspect that they have at hand a product that can prevent or even cure many types of chronic diseases. This post will focus on the scientifically proven health benefits of carrots and especially their outstanding anti-cancer properties.

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Is the Mediterranean diet the only decent diet to follow? My own experience.

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Nothing is more convincing than your own experience. So, following the detailed scientific background of the Mediterranean diet’s benefits, the technology of the diet itself, and intermittent fasting, in a previous post, this short message will focus on why I ponder the Mediterranean diet as the decent diet to follow; my own experience. Here you can find out how I came to the idea of changing the diet, whether the Mediterranean diet fit with hard physical work or sports, and how the diet affected my weight and overall well-being and health.

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A Pesco-Mediterranean diet with intermittent fasting: an ideal diet for health and longevity

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Diet is one of the pillars determining a person’s health and heart health, in particular. For the last three years, 25 leading American experts have ranked the Pesco-Mediterranean diet as the #1 among 35 other diets for overall health in terms of nutrition, safety, easiness to follow, effectiveness for weight loss, protecting against cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. American Dietary Guidelines and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association endorsed the traditional Mediterranean diet as the best diet for human health and longevity. 

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How does obesity affect prostate health?

Introduction.

Overweight and obesity are risk factors for many health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint conditions, gallstones, and certain types of cancer among other issues.
Hereafter, we’ll discuss how obesity affects the health of the prostate, namely benign prostate enlargement and prostate cancer (PC). The aim is to educate and attract the attention of men to the adverse consequences that may have obesity on the male reproductive system in general and prostate health in particular.

Currently, prostate cancer is on the rise and so is obesity.
Only for the last five years, in the United States, registered PC cases have increased by 27% from 180,890 in 2016 to 248,530 in 2021.
The deaths from PC raised by 24% from 26,120 deaths in 2016 to 34,130 deaths in 2021.

Five years ago, an official forecast for PC was: 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Now, it is 1 man in 8 already.

Don’t allow to be a part of these horrible statistics.

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