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If You Had to Sleep with a Woman Other Than
Your Wife or Girlfriend, Who Would It Be?-Vote
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This Month's Man Polls
Man Poll Number 1:

If you had to choose a
woman to sleep with other
than your wife or girlfriend,
who would it be?

Top Choices (So far):

Jessica Alba        79%
Eva Mendez           0%
Jessica Biehl          0%
Beyonce                11%
Rihanna                11%


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Should Eliot Spitzer Have
Resigned for Sleeping With
Prostitutes?

No        64%
Yes        36%




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Is Barack Obama manly
enough to be
Commander-In-Chief

No                73%
Yes                  26%

How to Lower Your PSA Levels
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April 15, 2011

By L. Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist









The health of your prostate is vitally important for men of
any age. But for men over a certain age, it's critical. Many
men worry about the risk of prostate cancer and seek
reassurance from the PSA test. PSA (prostate-specific
antigen) is a protein produced by the cells in your prostate
gland. According to experts, the PSA test (where levels of
PSA in the blood are measured) helps detect prostate
cancer in men above the age of 50.

The higher your PSA levels, the higher your chance of
getting prostate cancer. How high is too high? What is the
normal range for healthy PSA levels? And how can you
bring your PSA levels down naturally if you’re creeping
towards the dangerous end of the scale?

Healthy PSA Levels

PSA levels are difficult to interpret and there is no
convenient scale for measurement. But, generally
speaking, "5" is the key number. PSA levels above "5" are
recognized by all leading medical authorities as cause for
concern.



In one 2004 study from University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, prostate cancer was
diagnosed in 15.2 percent of men with a PSA level at or
below 4.0 ng/mL. Fifteen percent (15%) of these men had
high-grade cancers.

In a 1997 study from The Washington University School of
Medicine, 25% to 35% of men who had a PSA level
between 4.1 and 9.9 ng/mL were found to have prostate
cancer.  

PSA Chart

The levels of PSA that should signal danger are confusing,
and that’s why the National Cancer Institute at the U.S.
National Institutes of Health does not class certain levels as
“normal” or “abnormal”. However, the following PSA
chart gives some indication of high levels, low levels and
medium levels to watch out for:























Information from Cancer Research UK

According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
(NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for
Prostate Cancer, men need additional treatment if their
PSA level has doubled in fewer than three years or they
have a change in PSA levels of greater than 0.75 ng/mL
per year.

PSA Levels Controversy

























According to the National Cancer Institute at the U.S.
National Institutes of Health and other experts, there are
many more reasons that PSA levels may be elevated, other
than cancer.

The PSA test can produce false-positive results. It’s not by
any means certain that you will develop cancer if your test
result comes out at 10 ng/mL or higher. According to the
National Health Service, UK over 65 percent of men with a
raised PSA level don’t have prostate cancer.

The most frequent benign causes of high PSA levels are
prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and
benign
prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH or enlargement
of the prostate).

Don’t get on your bike. According to a 1996 study from
Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, Colorado,
strenuous bike riding can mildly raise PSA levels, enough
to affect the test.

Men are advised to avoid sexual activity before the test, as
sex may also raise levels. Statins can lower PSA levels,
according to a 2009 study from Henry Ford Hospital that
looked at men with prostate cancer.

Your high PSA levels alone don’t indicate you will get
cancer. However, taking some of the following advice may
help you on the right path to lower PSA levels and greater
prostate health.

The Ideal Diet For Lowering PSA Levels

What’s the best overall diet for low PSA levels and for a
healthy, protective effect concerning prostate problems?
The answer is simple and it also helps out on numerous
other health fronts. According to 2008 research from the
University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester a
diet low in saturated fat and high in vegetable – not animal
– protein is key to increasing the “doubling time” of PSA
levels (the time it takes for PSA levels to increase by 100
percent.)

In 2006, UCLA researchers discovered that including more
omega-3 fatty acids and less omega-6 fatty acids in the
diet reduced PSA levels and also prostate cancer tumor
growth. Tumor cell growth rates decreased by 22 percent
and PSA levels by 77 percent when patients consumed a
healthier balance of fatty acids, compared with the patients
that received all omega-6 fatty acids. (Read more about
foods that are high in omega-3 such as salmon.)

Which Vegetables Lower PSA Levels?

When it comes to lowering PSA levels and protecting
against prostate cancer, take a bite out of broccoli and
tomato.

But make sure you eat them together. Confused? A 2007
research study from the University of Illinois discovered
that
broccoli and tomato combined slowed prostate tumor
growth more than eating either vegetable alone.

Why? Researchers aren’t sure. But both veggies are good
for you and where’s the harm in a little creative food
combination?

A 2007 study from researchers at the National Cancer
Institute found a diet filled with cruciferous vegetables
such as cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts cuts PSA
levels and that eating cauliflower once a week cuts the risk
of prostate cancer in half. Stock up on these vegetables for
a better chance of lower PSA levels, and better health in
general.

Pomegranate Power for PSA Levels?

The powerful pomegranate seems to pack a punch when it
comes to helping lower PSA levels and slow the
development of prostate cancer. Eight ounces of
pomegranate juice a day delays the progression of
localized prostate cancers, according to researchers at
UCLA in 2006, as well as increasing by nearly four times
the period during which PSA levels in men being treated
for prostate cancer remained stable. Pomegranate juice is
thought to possess anti-inflammatory effects and high
levels of antioxidants.

Eat Soy To Lower Your PSA Levels

Soy and isoflavones are reported wonder-foods when it
comes to lowering the risk of prostate cancer but what’s
the evidence? One 2004 study from the University of
South Florida, Tampa showed the use of isoflavones in
men with prostate cancer in the early stages reduced PSA
levels. Soy contains phytoestrogens, nutrients that act a
lot like estrogen hormone in the body. Definite evidence on
soy’s prostate-protective power is still pending, however.

Green Tea, Prostate Cancer and PSA Levels

The polyphenols in green tea cause significant reductions
in PSA levels, according to a 2009 study by researchers at
the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, LSU Health Sciences
Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Some patients in the
study showed more than a 30 per cent reduction in PSA
levels over the course of the research. The polyphenols in
green tea are antioxidants, possible powerhouses in the
fight against cancers.

Aspirin Lowers PSA Levels?

Taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs is significantly linked with lower PSA levels, that’s
according to a 2008 study from researchers at Vanderbilt
University. PSA levels were nine percent lower in men
taking aspirin compared with men who did not use the
over-the-counter drug.

To lower PSA levels, take a wide look at your diet, your
activity levels and your weight. Making healthy changes is
good at any age, but particularly as you move past 50.




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Age
Nanograms of
PSA/mL
Risk
Under 60
Below 3
Normal
Between 60 and
69
Below 4
Normal
Over 70
Below 5
Normal
Over 50
Above 5 and
below 10
Possible benign
enlarged prostate
Over 50
Above 10
Possible prostate
cancer