Prostate Cancer

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By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
October 31, 2018

A new paper from researchers at Harvard University confirms earlier evidence that exercise is protective against prostate cancer mortality.

In this new study published in the October 2018 issue of European Urology, men who engaged most frequently in vigorous activities had a 30% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer, a 25% lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, and a 25% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, compared to men who exercised the least. Data was gathered from 49,160 men aged 40-75 enrolled in the Professionals Follow-up Study who were tracked from 1986...

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By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Nutrition-focused medical practitioners have advised men with prostate cancer to take supplemental zinc for so long that few can still remember where this practice originated. Several papers now suggest zinc may actually be ill advised for these patients to take.

Zinc levels in the prostate gland are higher than in any other soft tissue of the body, so it was easy to assume that zinc is important for prostate function and health. On top of this, zinc levels in healthy prostate tissue are almost 7 times as high as in prostate cancer tissue.1 Several cell culture studies...

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