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Prostate cancer can happen to any man at any time. In fact, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. While there is no one hundred percent effective method of preventing prostate cancer, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. These preventative steps range from changing your diet and leading a more active lifestyle. Prostate health is important, and there are many simple ways to keep yourself and your prostate as healthy as possible.

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1. Get More Sleep

Sleep is important, not just for prostate health and cancer prevention, but for all of the processes your body carries out each day. Good, restful sleep (not just a lot of sleep) is key to helping the reproductive system stay healthy and keep producing sex hormones such as testosterone. Too little or frequently restless sleep can lead to a decrease in testosterone and an increase in stress hormones, which can cause problems with blood sugar and prostate growth and regulation.

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