In the UK, about 1 in 8 men (13%) will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent the disease, there are steps that may help lower the risk – especially for those at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.
As well as leading a healthy diet and lifestyle, men who are at risk or worried about prostate cancer may benefit by supplementing their diet with a revolutionary new supplement, ProfBiotics Prostate (£29.50, profbiotics.com). Welcomed by leading cancer experts, it has been developed in consultation with Professor Martyn Caplin, consultant gastroenterologist at London’s Royal Free Hospital, following a comprehensive review of clinical evidence investigating the role of specific nutrients in prostate cancer prevention.
The supplement has been formulated to contain the specific blend of ingredients to help support prostate wellbeing:
The formula contains the equivalent of four pomegranates, 12 cooked plum tomatoes and the same quality of polyphenols found in three cups of green tea, which would be difficult to consume each day through diet alone.
Cancer experts have welcomed the initiative. Justin Stebbing, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology at Imperial College London, comments, “Any approach which may help reduce cancer risk utilising diet and appropriate nutrients is of huge potential value for individuals and society. The combinations used in these products are in line with the results of scientific research studying different tumour types and represent a new approach to tackling cancer incidence through diet and nutrient supplementation. The formulations may also have a role during and after cancer treatment for nutritional support, and to counter adverse effects of chemotherapies.”
 Men aged over 50, with the risk increasing with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed is between 70 and 74. Men with a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer are two and a half times more likely to get it, compared with a man who has no affected relatives. There may be a higher chance of you developing prostate cancer if your relative was under 60 when he was diagnosed or if you have more than one close relative with prostate cancer. http://prostatecanceruk.org/media/41586/2402-know-your-prostate-ifm.pdf