Prostate Health

Written by Gregg Ruais
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Prostate cancer has become one of the most common forms of cancer among men. Doctors recommend that males over the age of 40 receive annual prostate screenings. Screening enables doctors to discover cancer in its early stages. Early detection improves survival rates significantly. The longer a cancer is allowed to grow, the harder it becomes to treat.

Many medical experts contend that cancer is largely a resultant of the toxins people in the industrialized countries ingest on a regular basis. So many foods contain chemicals and unnatural preservatives that it's nearly impossible to eat completely organic products all the time. Studies have shown that people who eat foods high in antioxidants have lower risks of developing cancer. These foods include broccoli, cooked tomatoes, and spinach. Green tea is also high in antioxidants. None of these items have been proven to reduce prostate swelling; they are simply measures against all types of cancer.

Saw Palmetto and Healthy Prostates

Studies indicate that certain nutritional supplements can possibly help prevent prostate related illnesses. It's been written that standardized saw palmetto extract promotes healthy prostate glands. Experts say consumers have to verify that what they buy contains sufficient amounts of this herb.

The word "standardized" should be on the label. Some supplements will contain as little as three percent saw palmetto, which is not nearly enough to yield any results at all. As with all nutritional supplements, it's important that people read the ingredients before buying saw palmetto.

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