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Health tips

1 in 10 NZ men will develop prostate cancer, Over 600 men die a year from prostate cancer.

Five Steps to Prostate Cancer Prevention:

  • Test Annually:
    Men should undergo annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exams (DRE) starting at age 45 or earlier. High-risk groups should begin testing at age 40.
  • Listen to Your Body:
    A change in the frequency, urgency and pressure during urination, painful urination or the presence of blood in urine are all warning signs.
  • Regulate Diet & Alcohol Intake:
    Eat healthy, balanced meals rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Consume no more than two drinks per day as studies show regular heavy drinking increases risk.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight:
    Obesity may effect hormone levels related to prostate cancer risk.
  • Exercise Regularly:
    At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to seven times per week.

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