Taking Care Of Your Prostate


I found the following report about taking care of your prostate on line and thought it covered this topic extremely well. It’s written by  H. K. Jones who is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and nutrition professional based in Washington, D.C.

It includes a simple quiz that you can take to see why you should be taking care of your prostate. It’s towards the end of this rather lengthy article & I would give you a direct link – but it’s better that you read all the way through!

Prostate 101: Taking Care of Your Prostate

By H.K. Jones

All jokes about latex gloves and ice-cold lube aside, if you were to name the top 10 things most men—gay and straight—would rather just avoid, prostate exams would be high on the list. But there’s no good excuse to ignore the walnut-sized gland that forms part of the normal male reproductive system.

Located just below the bladder, the prostate’s primary function is the production of fluid in semen; it also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation, and its stimulation plays an important role in the so-called “male g spot” of receptive anal sex.

But this small gland is also prone to inflammation and disease, particularly in older men. Three main problems can occur in the prostate gland: infection, enlargement, and cancer. Here’s what you need to know today, to protect your prostate tomorrow.

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Prostate Cancer ‘slowed by cooked tomatoes’




A nutrient in cooked tomatoes has been shown in laboratory studies to slow the growth of – and even kill – prostate cancer cells, scientists said today.



Dr Mridula Chopra and colleagues at the University of Portsmouth tested the effect of the nutrient lycopene on the simple mechanism through which cancer cells hijack a body’s healthy blood supply to grow and spread.

They found that lycopene, which is what gives tomatoes their red colour, intercepts cancer’s ability to make the connections it needs to attach to a healthy blood supply.

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Introduction To Prostate Cancer

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What is the prostate?

The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis found only in men. About the size of a walnut, it is located between the penis and the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

The main function of the prostate is to help in the production of semen. It produces a thick white fluid that is mixed with sperm, produced by the testicles, to create semen. Continue reading Introduction To Prostate Cancer