According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in men after skin cancer. However, there are several lifestyle habits that men can adopt to reduce their risk. David R. Wise, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, discusses them with Men’s Health.
Studies have shown a correlation between diets high in animal fat and prostate cancer, so Dr. Wise encourages men to avoid red meats and dairy. Dr. Wise also suggests men eat more vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, which have been shown to contain cancer-fighting properties.
At the top of his list are maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. In terms of exercise, Dr. Wise says, “about two and a half hours of moderate exercise or about an hour and fifteen minutes a week of very intense exercise would be the minimum.”
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