Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer
Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer, after breast cancer? Prostate cancer occurs only in people with a prostate, and it is more common in older people. It is more likely to occur in those who have a family history of prostate cancer and/or are of African American descent.
Fortunately, eating healthy and exercising can lower one’s risk of developing prostate cancer. “Smart lifestyle modifications can help curtail the onset of cancer and its progression, including prostate cancer,” said Howard R. Soule, PhD, executive vice president and chief science officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).
To help create awareness about the link between healthy lifestyles and reduced cancer risk, the PCF invites the public to join the “Eat It to Beat It” challenge during September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Campaign participants are encouraged to eat 30 foods selected from the PCF’s “Periodic Table of Healthy Foods” and share their journey – whether it is cooking a new recipe or tasting plantains for the first time – on social media via PCF’s “Eat It to Beat It” Facebook group and by using #EatItToBeatIt.
The 30 healthy foods are:
|Extra virgin olive oil||Avocados||Brown rice|
|Collard greens||Tomatoes||Red bell peppers|
|Plantains||Acorn squash||Pumpkin seeds|
All participants will receive a special gift to help chart their progress and a copy of PCF’s latest wellness guide, “The Science of Living Well Beyond Cancer: Health, Nutrition, and Wellness Guide.” PCF’s wellness guide encompasses the latest scientific recommendations for cancer prevention, including actionable tips for optimal health, nutrition, and wellness. It’s not just for people who have prostate cancer or other types of cancer, but also for anyone interested in living well and reducing their risk for cancer.
Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation