Are you one of the more than 50 million men in America who know they have some type of prostate problem? If so, this encouraging information is for you.
Research indicates that 1 in 3 men past the age of 40 will develop prostate problems.
The American Cancer Society projects that over a quarter of a million men will die from prostate cancer in the USA this year.
Further statistics indicate that an American man dies every 18 minutes from prostate cancer, the second leading cause of male cancer in the United States.
The chance of getting prostate cancer is one in three if you have just one close relative (father, brother) with the disease. The risk is fivefold if you have two close relatives. With three, it is almost certain (97%) that you’ll get prostate cancer.
Enlargement of the prostate gland is known as “benign-hypertrophy”. If not prevented or treated, many times it becomes infected, which is called “Prostatitis”.
Research has shown that the prostate has the highest zinc content of any tissue in the body. Zinc is that one ingredient in the diet that helps prevent benign-hypertrophy or the enlargement of the prostate.
Diets high in sugar and flour-rich foods in large amounts result in Zinc loss. Smoking cigarettes also lowers zinc levels in the prostate. The lack of sufficient good clean drinking water also inhibits the flushing out of bacteria that can lead to infection.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, supplements containing Zinc, Lycopene and broccoli can be very important in prevention.
The most effective nutrient is beta-sitosterol, a natural plant substance found in many vegetables and green plant foods. Beta-sitosterol in doses of 600mg per day have been shown to be the most effective treatment for Prostatitis, BPH prostate enlargement and all the aggravating symptoms that accompany them.