In a perhaps vain attempt to steal some thunder from the big pink monster that October has become, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Livestrong have gotten together to dub November "Movember" and are encouraging men to grow moustaches as a way to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. What does growing facial hair have to do with combating cancers of the male reproductive organs? Just about as much as wearing pink T-shirts has to do with battling breast cancer, i.e., not all that much.
By contrast, another study of men diagnosed with prostate cancer showed that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains can slow or even halt the progression of the disease. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower; leafy greens like spinach and kale; green tea; tomatoes; and fruits like red grapes and blueberries are loaded with anti-cancer phytochemicals. Beans, lentils, and whole grains contain cancer-fighting antioxidants as well as fiber, which helps rid your body of excess hormones that can contribute to reproductive cancer growth.
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