How to prevent prostate cancer

Situación de cáncer de próstata

Prostate cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in men in the world, however, in Spain and Europe, for some years now, it has been the first in terms of the number of diagnoses, with a rate of 18,000 men per year in Spain, according to the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

The prostate is a gland found only in men that is located in the pelvis, just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate contains cells that produce some of the semen fluid, which nourishes and protects sperm.

The size of the prostate varies with age. It grows rapidly during puberty, due to male hormones, androgen, and remains stable or grows slowly in adults. In young men, it is about the size of a walnut, and in older men, it reaches larger dimensions.

All prostate cancers originate in this gland, and although some may develop rapidly, the vast majority grow very slowly.

The exact causes of the development of prostate cancer are not yet well understood, but researchers have found numerous factors that could affect the risk of prostate cancer. These factors do not indicate that a man will develop cancer, but rather that he has a higher chance of developing cancer, i.e. you cannot have any risk factors, but you can develop the disease.

If you like to take care of yourself and want to find out about other cancers, read our other article Features of olive oil

Tips and Factors for Prostate Care

The most notable irrigation factors are the following:

  • Race: The incidence of this cancer varies according to the region of the world, with the Scandinavian countries having a higher incidence rate than the countries of southern Europe.
  • Heredity: Men who have a close history, such as a father or brother, are more likely to have cancer.
  • Age: Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 65.
  • Hormones: Blood levels of male sex hormones, testosterone have an influence on the growth or disappearance of prostate cancer.
  • Diet: Diet rich in fat and red meat increases the risk of prostate cancer.

In addition, avoiding obesity and overweight, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, olive oil and exercising all reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Photo 1: Foods to prevent prostate cancer

Natural prostate prevention

According to new research, extra virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables and nuts, natural products rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins E, lycopenes and other antioxidants, are associated with a decreased risk of or death from prostate cancer. The opposite is true of foods in the American diet, rich in animal fats, saturated fats and trans fats, which are associated with an increased risk of the disease.

From the Cortijuelo we recommend to follow the Mediterranean diet and always take a good extra virgin olive oil of the year to prevent and delay any type of cancer.



Magazine specialized in olive oil  Olive Oil Times

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