Prostate Cancer UK confirmed that the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK.
Lung and bowel cancer are the main cancer causes, with prostate cancer now in third place.
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Zinc Essential to Prostate
Just as the thyroid requires iodine and the bone marrow must have iron, the prostate cannot function properly without adequate zinc. The prostate gland contains more zinc than any other organ in the body. Zinc is a trace metal needed in only very small amounts, but a deficiency can lead to major medical problems. About 10-14 milligrams are the recommended daily allotment, and most people on a natural diet will receive sufficient zinc from their food. As used by the body, zinc is found in high concentration in sperm and seminal fluid. The brain must also have adequate zinc in order to keep the thoughts organized and balanced. Excessive sexual activity may lead to depletion of zinc stores which may be followed by prostatic disease and neurologic and mental disorders, all functions which depend on adequate availability of zinc.
Many prostate patients who have taken high zinc foods or zinc supplements, report improvement. Some patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy have actually had a reduction in prostate size from taking zinc, and many have a reduction in the congestion of chronic prostatitis. Zinc is almost non-existent in refined, processed foods. If the soil is low in zinc, fruits and vegetables grown on it will also be deficient. Zinc-rich foods include the following: nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, wheat bran, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, onions, molasses, peas, beans, lentils, and gelatin.
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