Prostate Health: Don’t Overcook Meat

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Prostate Health: Don’t Overcook Meat

When meat is cooked at very high temperatures in order to make it “well done” or “very well done” the cooking process generates potentially carcinogenic hydrocarbons within the meat. The results of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial of the US National Cancer Institute, published recently in Cancer Research show clearly that eating any overcooked meat, even just once a week, directly harms the human prostate.23 “Lighten up” your meat and live more happily, longer.

A number of nutritional interventions are available that have strong research supporting their ability to support prostate health. Certain vitamins, minerals and herbs such as saw palmetto and African prune, as well as phytochemicals such as ß-sitosterol provide potent options for promoting healthy prostate function and ensuring that prostatic cells are happy and healthy.

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References:
23. Cross AJ, Peters U, Kirsh VA, Andriole GL, Reding D, Hayes RB, Sinha R. A prospective study of meat and meat mutagens and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Res 2005;65:11779-11784.


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