Intakes of energy, macronutrients & risk of BPH
The article takes a close look at nutrient intake and its impact on prostatic enlargement. The results show that oxidative stress play a role. That would mean that intake of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are important in preventing BPH. Other studies have suggested that the abnormal estrogen metabolism irritates the cells of the prostate. That would mean that intake of cruciferous veggies, which contain compounds that get converted to indole-3-carbinol, can help promote the breakdown of estrogen into the less toxic 2 hydroxyestrone pathway versus the genotoxic 16-hydroxy pathway.