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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the prostate to enlarge?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 36 years experience
Genes: We are talking dna genes, not designer jeans. Prostate growth seems to be more common in certain families, suggesting a genetic control factor of prostate growth. Studies have not shown specific dietary or other environmental factors conclusively causing prostate enlargement. So as they say, "pick your parents well.".
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