There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of ]]>prostate cancer]]> :

Get Screened Regularly

Because prostate cancer rarely produces symptoms in its early stages, the best way to detect it is through routine visits to your doctor for a digital rectal exam and ]]>PSA test]]> . Prostate cancer incidence increases with age, so screening becomes even more important as you age.

Watch Your Diet

Studies have found an association between diets high in fat and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Also, eating foods rich in ]]>lycopene]]> seems to lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Lycopene is a phytochemical that is found in certain ]]>fruits and vegetables]]> , like grapefruits and tomatoes. Also, lycopene supplements are available at drug and health food stores, but their efficacy is uncertain.

]]>Selenium]]> was previously thought to reduce the risk of getting prostate cancer. But, researchers have shown that the mineral does not lower cancer risk. ]]>]]>

Exercise Regularly

]]>Exercising regularly]]> may reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Choose exercises you enjoy and make them a regular part of your day. Strive to maintain an exercise program that keeps you fit and at a healthy weight. For many people, this includes walking or participating in another aerobic activity for 30 minutes per day. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.