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Butter, Margarine, and Enlarged Prostate (Greece)
A study conducted in Athens, Greece, found that a high dietary intake of butter or margarine appears to increase the risk for benign prostatic hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The researchers, from the University of Athens Medical Center, also noted that foods rich in zinc, which include oysters and meats, may heighten the risk, while fruits may help reduce the risk for prostate enlargement. The condition, marked by a frequent need to urinate, afflicts more than half of men in their sixities (Urology, Aug. 1999).
Date Published: 04/24/2001
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