Sunday, July 16, 2017

Reducing the Risk of Initial and Recurrent Prostate Cancer

One of  our Wednesday Lunch Bunch meetings featured a talk by a PTI doctor about prostate cancer risks, both initially and after treatment. He discussed a variety of research studies, and noted that some were contradictory and some recommendations have changed over time. From out of the data he pulled his own current recommendations, and put them into a handout. They don't come with any guarantees, and his recommendations may change as new research is completed, but here they are for now:

Measures That May Help Reduce Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
  • Daily Enteric Coated Aspirin
  • BMI less than 30 Kg/sq m (Get Slim)
  • Physical Exercise, Adequate Sleep, Frequent Safe Sex
  • Plant-based diet with Tomatoes, Soy, Broccoli, Nuts, Berries, Fatty Fish, Green Tea, Coffee
  • Vitamin D
  • Avoid Large Doses of Vitamin Supplements including Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Zinc
  • Avoid Whole Milk (Dairy) and Processed Meats

Measures That May Help Reduce Risk of Recurrence After Treatment
  • No Smoking
  • BMI less than 30 Kg/sq m (Get skinny)
  • Exercise- ≥3 hour vigorously, or 7 hours of brisk walking, per week
  • Plant-based diet that includes cruciferous vegetables, nuts, olive-oil
  • ≤2 servings of meat per week, and avoid red, processed, fried or grilled
  • 4 cups of coffee per day
  • 1 glass of red wine per day
  • 1 glass of Pomegranate Juice
  • Daily 85 mg Enteric Coated Aspirin (AKA baby aspirin)
  • Avoid Large Doses of Vitamin Supplements, especially Selenium
  • Avoid Whole Milk (Dairy)

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