June 2002 Issue
w A high-calorie diet may increase the risk for prostate enlargement, according to Boston researchers. After following more than 33,000 men, ages 40 to 75, for eight years, about 10% were diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which triggers symptoms like urinary frequency and urgency, especially at night. Men with the highest calorie intake and weight for height were 30% more likely to develop BPH as men with the lowest calorie intake.
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