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VEGETABLES AND THE PROSTATE

ANCHOR LEAD: THERE’S ONE MORE REASON FOR MEN TO EAT VEGETABLES, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Men who consumed a diet high in vegetables and some fruits experienced less benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH than men who consumed less of these foods, a recent analysis from the Health Professionals Study concludes.  Arthur Burnett, a urologist at Johns Hopkins, says its clear that eating your veggies has never been more important.

BURNETT:  There is new information supporting that indeed, vegetables and certain fruits enriched in these micronutrients may be truly advantageous to reduce one’s risk. We’ve always made the association that what’s healthy for the prostate essentially is what’s been healthy for the heart and the cardiovascular system, and conceivably this falls in line here with other thoughts that proper dietary habits along with other healthful activities can benefit the prostate as well as the entire cardiovascular system.   :29

BPH is a very common condition in men as they age and may lead to problems urinating or the need to urinate frequently, especially at night.  I’m Elizabeth Tracey reporting.


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