According to urology expert, Dr. David Samadi, there’s a link between prostate cancer and sexual activity, or none thereof. That is, the doctor says that celibacy has an impact on men’s genitalia. Canadian researchers analyzed the data of over 3,200 men and concluded that sexually active men have a lower risk of getting sick, including cancer. Dr. Samadi says having sex is very good for the prostate, and one explanation is because a higher frequency of ejaculation has been shown to be a protective factor in this form of cancer. In fact, previous research had shown that frequent ejaculations can lessen the amount of potentially harmful elements that are present in prostatic fluid. Recommendations by Dr. Samadi to keep the prostate healthy relate primarily to lifestyle. Without alcohol and smoking, limiting the consumption of processed foods and eating more beneficial items, like fiber-rich and plant-based foods can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Correcting one’s own habits presents enormous advantages, even if at a mature age, says Dr. Samadi. There are lots of studies that center on various foods that diminish the risk of prostate cancer, like Lycopene, found in tomatoes.Lycopene is found mainly in tomatoes but also in other red or pink fruits such as watermelon and pink grapefruit and it is precisely the natural substance that gives it its color. More than 20 years of research have identified trends related to the correlation between tomato consumption and reducing risks of cancer. Research has shown that men who introduced the maximum intake of lycopene had a reduced risk of prostate cancer by 11% compared to those who ate minimum amounts.
As far as prostate cancer is concerned, the benefits of eating plant-based foods have been evident for quite some time. It is reasonable to think that a diet with a good supply of lycopene , for example the Mediterranean diet, can contribute to reducing the risk of prostate cancer. And there’s a lower incidence of this type of cancer in men living in East Europe. For this reason, the advice is to favor the consumption of fruit and vegetables, fish and whole grains, to avoid excess red meat and refined sugars, and avoid alcohol. And according to the urology expert, Dr. David Samadi, this advice is as good for prostate cancer as for other forms of cancer. For more than two decades, Dr. Samadi has been offering his expertise in many facets of urology. Prior to becoming Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, he’s worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, interned at Montefiore and Albert Einstein Hospitals, and performed a residency at University hospital of Henri-Mondor in France.