Prostate Cancer and Nutritional Research in Perry Hall

Prostate Cancer and Nutritional Research in Perry Hall

What a Chiropractor can help

Prostate cancer effects 27 percent of all cancers suffered by men and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths of men in our society. While such data is harrowing, there are many positive nutritional steps men can take to avoiding becoming one of these statistics.

One of the recent studies that appeared in the January 2016 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that vegan men had a 35 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer when they were compared to men who did not follow a vegan diet. But does this mean that all men must follow a strict vegan diet lower their chance of contracting prostate cancer? No it does not. But there are nutritional changes men can make to help avoid problems such as this.

Consuming higher levels of foods containing omega-3 fats appears to offer protection against the formation of prostate cancer. Some of the foods containing protective factors against prostate cancer include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and bok choy.

Even common vegetables such as tomatoes contain a substance known as lycopene that studies have shown to slow or even reverse the progression of prostate cancer in humans. Peas, beans, and green tea have also shown promise in being helpful with prostate cancer. A few human clinical studies that used nutritional supplements containing green tea catechin have supplied information that was proven useful for these purposes.

Some nutritional factors such as pure pomegranate juice and ground flaxseed have even been proven helpful with advanced stages of prostate cancer.

So, eat these nutritionally helpful foods regularly and see your local Doctor of Chiropractic in Perry Hall on a regular basis so the preventive health benefits of chiropractic can help foster a healthier body before the ravages of cancer becomes an issue.

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