The Doctors: Do Vitamin Supplements Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer?
The Doctors examined a new study that claims vitamin supplements may increase a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer. Published by the Harvard School of Public Health, the study found an increased risk in men who had the highest amount of antioxidants; they were 28% more likely to have lethal prostate cancer later on. So do vitamin supplements—which we’ve been taught to believe improve our health—actually increase the risk of prostate cancer?
The Doctors discussed the many conflicting reports surrounding cancer and studies of this nature. However, there’s one thing that’s indisputable; fruits and vegetables always decrease the risk of cancer. If you’re looking to add vitamins to your diet, you can’t ever go wrong with a healthy diet and “real” foods.
The Doctors: Dr. Andrew Ordon Prostate Exam
Prostate cancer affects one in six men, which is why a healthy diet and regular exams from your doctor are essential. Dr. Andrew Ordon offered to have his latest examination on television, courtesy of his colleague Dr. Jennifer Berman. Talk about being close with your co-workers!
Dr. Berman was happy to report that Dr. Ordon’s prostate has actually improved since his last exam. It feels firmer and smoother, with no visible irregularities. However, there are “white dots” present, which are what’s known as prostatic calcifications. She also noticed a cyst, but wasn’t concerned about the potential of cancer.
Dr. Ordon had complained of frequent urination, and that may have been the reason. Other than that, everything was looking good! Dr. Travis thanked Dr. Ordon for allowing viewers to get so very up close and personal!