Healthy Living May Protect You from Prostate Troubles

November Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Man in blue shirt with hand holding Blue Ribbon for supporting people living and illness. Healthcare, International men, Father and World cancer day conceptGenetics can certainly play a role in a man’s risk for prostate illness, but a new study suggests that much of that harm can be limited by a healthy lifestyle.

Researchers found that a man’s story is not written out for him by his family history and that he has the power to reduce the damage an unhealthy prostate may cause. The study found that those who lived healthily were far less likely to be killed by prostate disease.


“Healthy” means exercising regularly, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and often electing fish instead of processed meat.

According to the findings published in European Urology, men who adopted healthy living had a 1.6 percent risk of dying from prostate-related illness, compared to a 5.3 percent risk for their counterparts with unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Interestingly, the researchers found that lifestyle did not seem to impact the overall risk for developing the disease but rather how aggressive and risky the disease became.

One of the researchers suggested that an unhealthy lifestyle may fuel the fire for those genetically inclined to have prostate issues.


The most critical factor the researchers identified was exercise.

Prostate health problems are quite common among men. One in eight is diagnosed with a disease, but it is often very slow to develop and may never progress to the point where it is life-threatening. Only about 1 in 41 people will be killed by the condition.

Regardless of your genetic predisposition, you can do things that will reduce the risk of prostate-related illness. Getting exercise, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can help with overall health and limit the likelihood of severe prostate trouble.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.