2/15/2008

A low-fat, heart-healthy diet -- combined with moderate alcohol intake -- could decrease the risk of prostate problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. A high-fat diet boosted the risk of benign enlargement of the prostate or symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia by 31%, the study revealed. Daily consumption of red meat caused the risk of BPH to rise by 38%, whereas the risk was lowered by 32% with diets containing four or more servings of vegetables daily.

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