Cuidados para evitar o câncer de próstata

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of the disease to strike men around the world. Despite being a common disease, out of fear or ignorance, many men prefer not to talk about it. However, this is a very important topic to be known on the side.

But after all, do you know what the prostate is? It is a male gland that surrounds the upper part of the urethra - the channel through which urine passes. It is not responsible for erection or orgasm, its job is to produce a liquid that will be part of the semen. That said, prostate cancer is the uncontrolled growth of some cells in the body that generate cancerous tumors, and it is considered a disease of the elderly, since approximately three quarters of cases worldwide occur from the age of 65.

Therefore, it is worth remembering that maintaining healthy habits is the best way to avoid the disease. A varied diet with fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and whole grains, combined with a lower intake of fat, help to reduce the risk of cancer. Likewise, doing physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day, maintaining adequate weight at the height (since recent studies show a higher risk of prostate cancer in men with high body weight), decreasing alcohol consumption and not smoking, are some of the recommendations that help prevent this and other diseases.


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