Elevated cholesterol, triglycerides

Prostate cancer awareness month: Elevated cholesterol, Prostate cancer risk, prevention, treatment

September is prostate cancer awareness month and helps shed information on the most common cancer affecting men. About 1 in 7 men have a prostate cancer risk with them developing the condition at some point in their lifetime. We at Bel Marra want to do our part and spread helpful information to your readers and their loved ones, so we have compiled a list of our best articles on the subject. You will find information on prostate cancer treatment, prostate cancer prevention, as well as how elevated cholesterol levels may be related to the condition.

Elevated cholesterol, triglycerides increase prostate cancer recurrence risk: Study

Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides increase prostate cancer recurrence risk, according to research. Researcher Emma Allott said, “While laboratory studies support an important role for cholesterol in prostate cancer, population-based evidence linking cholesterol and prostate cancer is mixed. Understanding associations between obesity, cholesterol, and prostate cancer is important, given that cholesterol levels are readily modifiable with diet and/or statin use, and could therefore have important, practical implications for prostate cancer prevention and treatment.”

“Our findings suggest that normalization, or even partial normalization, of serum lipid levels among men with dyslipidemia [abnormal lipid profile] may reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence,” she added. Continue reading…

risk of prostate cancer4 factors that increase your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common male cancers, though many men are unaware of the factors that put them at risk. While it is important to get checked regularly, you may want to increase the frequency of your screening appointments depending on whether you have any of these risk factors.

Obesity. Are you overweight or obese? Research has shown a strong link between the presence of excess body fat and an increased risk of prostate cancer, as well as ten other cancers. Try easing yourself onto a healthy, balanced diet and incorporating more exercise into your daily routine in order to help reduce your risk. Continue reading…

food prevent prostate cancerPlant-based chemicals found in our food prevent prostate cancer

One of the most common cancers affecting men is prostate cancer. This is a gland in the male reproductive system that produces seminal fluid, which nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer typically progresses slowly, which is a benefit. New research has also found a way to slow down its progression. The food we eat may inhibit cancer’s growth or even prevent prostate cancer altogether. Continue reading…

Mechanism for advanced prostate cancer treatment discovered

prostate cancer treatmentHaving trouble urinating is a problem that many men have when they get older. Having to get out of bed just to go is a common occurrence and can be quite frustrating. What most men don’t realize is that these symptoms can be the result of a problem with their prostate—a gland in the male reproductive system that can be a source of cancer in men.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men, but most do not die from the disease. However, there are certain types of prostate cancer that do not respond to current treatment methods and tend to advance to more serious forms. This has led researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to discover a molecular mechanism that may change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated. Continue reading…

Drinking coffee may scientifically decrease your risk of prostate cancerDrinking coffee may scientifically decrease your risk of prostate cancer

Java, cup-of-joe, the sweet nectar of the gods—whatever you like to call your coffee, it is often considered an integral part of the day. Whether you need it to give you that morning wake-up kick or as a mid-day or late night stimulant, coffee is enjoyed by millions around the world. Drinking coffee is already known for having a slew of health benefits, from containing essential nutrients to making us feel happier overall, and new research has unveiled another health benefit of coffee: it can cut your risk of developing prostate cancer in half. Continue reading…


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