September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men—more than 180,000 cases are diagnosed each year.

Diet can be a factor, doctors say, especially one of foods high in saturated fats found in meat and dairy products.

Men may be able to reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer by eating more of these healthy foods:


Broccoli. Benefits: Low in carbohydrates and rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that may prevent cell changes contributing to cancer.


Salmon. Benefits: Lots of omega-3 fatty acids that can inhibit prostate cancer.


Brazil nuts. Benefits: Selenium; six to eight nuts contain 700 percent of a daily serving.


Tomatoes. Benefits: Lycopene. Men who eat 10 portions of tomatoes a week may reduce their risk of prostate cancer by 18 percent.


Walnuts. Benefits: Walnuts and walnut oil have been shown to reduce levels of the hormone IGF-1, which has been linked to prostate cancer.


Coffee. Benefits: Antioxidants, as well as stimulating the body to metabolize sugars more efficiently. Green tea shares similar qualities.


Carrots. Benefits: Beta-carotene, which turns into to vitamin A and has antioxidant properties.

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