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Does eating meat prevent prostate enlargement?

Does eating meat prevent prostate enlargement?

No: Eating meat has never been associated with prevention of prostate swelling. Prostate enlargement is caused by hormones and naturally occurs as men age. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Probably: There are anecdotal reports that certain foods improve or worsen the symptoms of pro statism. There is no scientific evidence. Most of such reports have a marketing aspect too ! ...Read more

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Does eating salmon fish increase the prostrate cancer due to its fatty acid?

Does eating salmon fish increase the prostrate cancer due to its fatty acid?

No: This was the result of just one more bad study. People have been taking fish oils for their supposed benefit against atherosclerosis. This was a major disappointment, but the supposed link with prostate cancer looks like an artifact to me. Epidemiology generates huge amounts of correlations but with no scientific basis, I'd simply ignore it. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?

Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?

No real evidence.: There has been epidemiologic data and a phase i clinical trial of vitamin d as a potential chemopreventative agent for prostate cancer, but the data are equivocal. We continue to recommend usrda levels of calcium + vitamin d in our patients with prostate cancer. Especially with metastatic prostate cancer, those on hormones are at high risk for osteoporosis and skeletal related events. Take care.. ...Read more

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Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Possibly: An article was published in Korea: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(19):8509-19. There has been an association with food with increased nitrosamines and gastric gastric cancer. This is why the incidence of gastric cancer is seemingly higher in the Asian/Korean population. Additional studies are needed to prove that the association is actually 'statistically significant.' ...Read more

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Does masturbation help prevent prostate enlargement?

Does masturbation help prevent prostate enlargement?

Maybe: Prolonged abstinence from orgasm may cause some men to have some prostatic congestion and enlargement. The prostate enlarges due to the hormone testosterone. With "stasis" infection may occur. When men develop prostatitis, it is sometimes recommended an increase the number of ejaculations and even receive prostate massage. Sexual stimulation without ejaculation causes engorgement of prostate. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk after eating fish can cause vitiligo?

Does drinking milk after eating fish can cause vitiligo?

No such connection: No food i know of causes vitiligo regardless of the sequence or combinations. It is considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Very controversial: Claims of use of shark fins to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease have not been scientifically supported at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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Enjoy eating eggs but read study eggs increase risk of prostate cancer. Is this true ? Should I limit or quit eating eggs ? Are eggs healthy ? Thanks

Enjoy eating eggs but read study eggs increase risk of prostate cancer. Is this true ? Should I limit or quit eating eggs ? Are eggs healthy ? Thanks

See below: The great "egg" debate about whether eggs are good or bad for you has been going on for many years and will likely continue to do so. A study from 5 years ago reported an 81% increase in lethal prostate cancer (PCa) in men who ate >2.5 eggs per week. But other factors were involved as well. Best advice for PCa prevention: heart-healthy diet, exercise, maintain proper body weight, avoid tobacco use ...Read more

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Does eating junk food, maize, and fried items leads to cancer?And what r the precautions for preventing cancer.

Does eating junk food, maize, and fried items leads to cancer?And what r the precautions for preventing cancer.

May be: Theoritically yes and many studies do show increased risk associated with high comsumption fatty food with certian types of cancer. Eat healthy , exercise and reduce stress and enjoy life. ...Read more

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Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Potentially: Omega 3 fatty acids in certain fish can be very healthful - but this must be weighed with potential mercury intake with those fish. ...Read more

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I know that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer, would eating pomegranate also help prevent it?

I know that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer, would eating pomegranate also help prevent it?

Pomegranate & CA: Some interesting work is going on in the last few years about pomegranate -- including with breast, lung, colon, prostate, and some other cancers. Here's a review, even though technical: http://tinyurl.Com/l23nvk4 the breast ca work is in vitro, not in live people, though: http://tinyurl.Com/kqv58lp this means it's very preliminary -- yet companies may claim it to sell their products. Be well. ...Read more

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Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer?  I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

No such viitamin: There is no medically recognized vitamin b17. An extract from aprocot pits, laetrile, has been touted as b17 and promoted as cure for cancer with no scientific basis. So called vitamin b17 can cause cyanide poisoning! ...Read more

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