Tips to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Tips to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer can easily be called as one of the most common cancers prevalent in men.

According to statistics, one new case of prostate cancer occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 18 minutes, shares Dr. (Col) VP Singh, Sr. Consultant – Oncology Surgical, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. While its causes are still aberrant, it is believed that factors like environmental, lifestyle and genetic play a role. However, some reports suggest that men who have close relatives dealing with the prostate cancer are 30 times more likely to get the disease.

While most doctors say that there isn’t any definitive data to prevent its onset, there are studies that imply changes in lifestyle and diet can affect its progression and prevention. Here is the protection plan.

Stay active
It is important to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day, suggests Dr Singh. If you move more, you will stay safe. “Both non vigorous and vigorous activity can lower the risk of developing prostate cancer,” he adds.

Avoid sugary treats
If you have a sweet tooth, it can spell trouble. Experts feel that high blood levels of trans-fat enhance the risk of prostate cancer. The inflammation and insulin resistance that follows is said to play a vital role in prostate cancer. “Avoid sugary drinks and limit consumption of energy-dense foods,” suggests Dr Singh.

Say green
If you turn away from broccoli, spinach and other green vegetables, it is time for reality check. Vegetables and fruits can be extremely beneficial in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. So gorge on a variety of vegetables (especially tomatoes and broccoli), fruits and whole grains.

No to red meat
You should limit consumption of red meats and completely avoid processed meat to steer clear of prostate cancer, states The World Cancer Research Fund. Low salt: High salt consumption is infamous for boosting your risk of prostate cancer. Hence, it is advised to limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt.

‘Bed’ time:
A 2004 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that a guy who had 21 or more orgasms a month cuts down his risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 percent.

Yoga asanas to prevent prostate cancer by Yoga expert Sunaina Chawla

Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon pose)

Baddhakonasana (Bound angle pose)

Upavista Konasana (Seated wide- angle pose)

Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining leg, foot, and toe stretch)