Challenging Prostate Cancer - Nutrition, Exercise and You. From the Prostate Centre.
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Current research in prostate cancer suggests that changes in so-called modifiable risk factors, such as diet, may translate into very meaningful benefits.
Like all cancers, prostate cancer is caused by genetic mutation. Genetic mutations are either inherited or acquired through exposure to harmful substances in our environment (for example, we know that cigarette smoke can lead to lung cancer). Although inherited factors are important in some prostate cancers, the overwhelming majorities are related to the environment. Diet has been investigated as one of the modifiable factors in prostate cancer.
Although we don’t yet know the full relationship between the food we eat and prostate cancer, the news is encouraging. You can take control by changing your eating habits for the better, in the hopes of improving your overall health. Who knows? You might even like it!
If you are wondering what foods to start including in your daily eating habits to improve your prostate health, there are many options:
In general, foods that are good for cardiovascular health tend to also be good for prostate health. You should aim to follow the recommended daily caloric intake breakdown:
A typical value of target caloric intake for a middle-aged man is about 2000-2500 calories per day. Other factors may modify this average including your weight, age and activity level. If you would like some additional information, please refer to our publication "Challenging Prostate Cancer: Nutrition, Exercise and You". In this booklet you'll find information on eating right, including some recipe suggestions with prostate-healthy foods.