What can be done about high risk numbers for prostate cancer?

Answered on December 17, 2013
Created November 24, 2013 at 3:26 AM

My brother has had 2 biopsies for prostate cancer, yet his risk numbers continue to rise. Doctors have him on antibiotics. He eats a SAD diet. Any info available would be appreciated. Thanks!



on November 24, 2013
at 06:58 AM

Daily physical activity for a 10-30% reduction. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15157121

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on December 16, 2013
at 10:05 AM

Get him a copy of Anticancer: A New Way of Life by the late David Servan-Schreier.

The book is written for the layperson, and makes a convincing argument that lifestyle largely determines a person's chance of getting cancer, or being able to beat it.

You should read this book as well.


on December 16, 2013
at 09:42 AM

High calcium intake linked to prostate cancer .Several studies have found a link between a high consumption of milk and cheese and the risk of prostate cancer. Now researchers at the Harvard Medical School report that men with a high calcium intake have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Their study began in 1986 and included over 47,000 male health practitioners. The participants completed food frequency questionnaires in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1994. Between 1986 and 1994 a total of 1792 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed among the men with 423 of the cases being of an advanced nature. After adjusting for other factors affecting prostate cancer risk the researchers concluded that men with a calcium intake of 2000 mg/day or more have a 2.97 times higher risk of developing advanced prostate cancer and a 4.57 times higher risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer than do men with an intake of 500 mg/day or less. Both calcium from food and calcium from supplements increased the risk. Milk consumption increased the risk of prostate cancer significantly with men drinking more than two glasses per day having a 60 per cent higher risk of advanced prostate cancer and an 80 per cent higher risk of metastatic prostate cancer than did men who did not consume milk.


on November 25, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Although the answer to this question should be common sense I'd like to contribute a fascinating study which shows that people who sleep more than 9 hours the environment and not genes is the primary determinant of body fatness. Similarly it can be assumed that any environmental changes made will more effective if you receive more than 9 hours of sleep a night. According to an overview of the study I posted by Dr. Stephen Guyenet the group that got more sleep was 50% more likely to be effected by their environment over their genes.

I think all of this is worth mentioning because risk factors are all about genetics. Obviously the answer will be get off anti-biotics and sad, but positive changes to environment won't be as effective in a sleep deprived individual.

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