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Simple ways to fight prostate cancer

Simple ways to fight prostate cancer

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When the results were broken down further it was found that processed beef and pork -- hot dogs, bacon, salami -- carried the highest risk. This was big news as far away as New Zealand.

Exercise and taking this Chick Fil A cow's advice can help prevent prostate cancer, two new studies show.

The exercise advice comes from the Journal of Urology, and is based on a study of 190 men who underwent cancer biopsies in North Carolina.

Just 27% of those who did a half-hour walk each day (or its equivalent) were found to have cancer, compared with half the couch potatoes. Those who exercised were also far less likely to have an aggressive (deadly) form of the disease.

The results were duplicated in a British Journal of Cancer study, which also found that increasing your exercise load decreases your risk still further.

Our friend the cow can be seen advertising a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology which followed 175,000 men over 9 years, finding those with the highest intakes of beef (and pork) had a 12% greater risk of prostate cancer than those who ate the least, even adjusting for smoking and other factors.

When the results were broken down further it was found that processed beef and pork -- hot dogs, bacon, salami -- carried the highest risk. This was big news as far away as New Zealand. (No, processed chicken did not increase cancer risk.)

Now if you meat lovers want some good news chew on this. Assuming you get aggressive prostate cancer, and manage to survive it, aspirin or other anti-coagulants can keep you alive.

So walk down to Chick fil A and wash it down with an aspirin.

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Dana Blankenhorn

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor Dana Blankenhorn has written for the Chicago Tribune, Advertising Age's "NetMarketing" supplement and founded the Interactive Age Daily for CMP Media. He holds degrees from Rice and Northwestern universities. He is based in Atlanta. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure