By Dr. Vinay Sharma
Healthy lifestyle changes are important during and after treatment for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is diagnosed primarily in older men, with over half of those diagnosed being over the age of 70. Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer are now being cured of their disease, owing to diagnosis at earlier stages because of PSA screening; and more effective treatments, mainly advances in surgical and radiation techniques. Men in this age group are also at high risk of heart disease and stroke.
As this study points out, 84% of US men diagnosed with prostate cancer during the study period, actually died of other causes, primarily cardio-vascular diseases. Many of these diseases are preventable with the appropriate lifestyle changes, namely healthier eating habits, and adequate physical activity. Diets that are high in fiber and low in fat can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Thirty minutes of moderate physical activity, at least 3 times a week, can also reduce this risk.
See the results of the study here at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/248380.php