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AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

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AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

Prostate Cancer

Make the decision to be informed, and live healthier.

Age isn’t the only risk factor related to prostate cancer — your weight can play a role, too. Keeping your weight in a healthy range can help you maintain good hormone and insulin levels, and lessen your risk for a diagnosis.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. Prostate cancer is more common as men age.

In the U.S. 97% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men 50 years or older. The prostate is a walnut sized gland in men that surrounds the top of the urethra just below the bladder outlet; it produces seminal fluid. Male hormones, such as testosterone, control its growth and function.

AICR’S latest report on prostate cancer found that maintaining a healthy weight is the best thing you can do to lower your cancer risk.

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CUP report on Prostate Cancer:

Lifestyle and prostate cancer risk.

  • Weight

    There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer.

    • Obesity influences the levels of a number of hormones and growth factors. Insulin and leptin are elevated in people with obesity and can promote the growth of cancer cells.
    • Sex steroid hormones, including estrogen, androgen, and progesterone, are likely to play a role in obesity and cancer. In men, obesity is related to lower serum testosterone levels, which in turn may be associated with enhanced risk of or adverse outcome in advanced prostate cancer.
    • Obesity is characterized by a low-grade chronic inflammatory state. Such chronic inflammation can promote cancer development.
  • Adult-attained height

    There is strong evidence that developmental factors in the womb, childhood, and adolescence that influence growth are linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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Foods that fight cancer.

No single food can protect you against cancer by itself. But research shows that a diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods helps lower risk for many cancers.

Cancer Updates

The science of survival.

AICR’s health guides and recommendations are developed from research that focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle affect the prevention, treatment, and survival of cancer. Paramount to our updates is the Continuous Update Project which helps you stay on top of new findings, and understand the data that sits at the center of our work.

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