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Debido a que el agrandamiento de próstata ocurre naturalmente con la edad y a que no se conocen factores de riesgo controlables, no hay indicaciones para la prevención. El agrandamiento de la próstata es más común en hombres con obesidad y bajos niveles de colesterol HDL. Algunas investigaciones demuestran que algunos factores, como seguir una dieta saludable, mantener un peso saludable, hacer ejercicio con regularidad y no fumar, sirven de ayuda.


Gacci M, Corona G, et al. Metabolic syndrome and benign prostatic enlargement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. 2015 Jan;115(1):24-31.

McClure MW. An overview of holistic medicine and complementary and alternative medicine for the prevention and treatment of BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. World J Urol. (2002) 20: 273-284.

Last reviewed September 2015 by Adrienne Carmack, MD

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