Eat more fish (and omega-3s)…
Are there any ailments that omega-3 fatty acids aren’t good for? It now looks like these heart-friendly nutrients, found in cold-water fish like salmon and mackerel, may help prevent prostate cancer, too. In lab tests, they’ve been shown to stop prostate tumor cells from growing. And when Harvard researchers tracked 48 000 American men for 12 years, the men who ate fish more than three times a week were 44 percent less likely to develop metastatic prostate cancer than those who ate it less than twice a month.
What to do: Good low-mercury species include freshwater trout, wild salmon, and scallops. Or consider taking fish oil supplements, which carry a low risk of mercury contamination. Try substituting low-mercury fish or skinless poultry for red meat a couple of times a week. Cut back on whole-fat dairy products by switching to low- or nonfat versions. And if you eat meat, don’t grill it. Charring introduces more carcinogens.
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