For those men who have a receding hairline or are balding, this may be heartening news: recent research has indicated that bald men are only half as likely to develop prostate cancer when compared with their more hirsute counterparts. Apparently the risk of developing prostate cancer is reduced by nearly 50% by hair loss as reported in the Cancer Epidemiology journal.
Conversely however men who suffer from another male bugbear, which is infertility, may not be so lucky according to another study. Whereas losing hair reduces chances of developing prostate cancer, infertility could actually increase that risk, it was seen.
According to the study, the risk of developing prostate cancer for men who are infertile goes up by two and half times. The risk of an infertile man developing a slow growing tumor is increased by 60%.
Infertile men however need not despair; a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy and balanced diet can help to lessen the risk of prostate cancer. The following food items are known to help diminish prostate cancer risk:
- Soy isoflavones
- Broccoli and cauliflower
- Pomegranate juice
- Salmon and other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids
- Black and green tea
- Lycopene supplements
Source: Top News