Major risk factors for prostate cancer, such as your age, race, or family history can't be changed. However, there are many things that men can do to reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer. It is believed the major risk factor is diet. Certain foods cause oxidative damage to DNA. The following list highlights some examples of how to reduce your risk of prostate cancer:
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Nicole Meregian, PA
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