January 25, 2014

Hispanic Men: Prostate and Lycopene

Posted by Health Hispanica
Hispanic Men: Prostate and Lycopene

The prostate is a gland located between the bladder and urethra.Its function is to secrete fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. As men age, the prostate may encounter complications such as: Prostatitis (swelling and inflammation), benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and prostate cancer. Other factors that may cause difficulties are family history, diet (high animal consumption), and race (Hispanic and Black males at higher risk). 

The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline states that after lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Furthermore, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic men. 

Since Hispanic men are at high risk, prevention is vital and Natura-Genics® Lycopene can assist with prostate care. It is a powerful antioxidant and is responsible for the red color we see in foods. It aid as a free radical (cancerous cells) fighting agent. They allow good nutrients in the cells and discard cellular toxins from entering the cells.

According to the American Cancer Society, some studies have found that a diet high in lycopene was linked with a lower risk of prostate cancer. In order to achieve optimum health you have to eat healthy (living foods), exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, rest, as well as take the recommended supplements. 

Work Cited: http://www.hispanichealth.org/assets/pdf/prostate.pdf http://www.cancer.org

/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/ complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietandnutrition /lycopene http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/picture-of-the-prostate 

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