• 50% at 50y, 70% at 60y, 80% at 70y, 90% at 80y.
  • Rare topic of conversation.
  • Size of walnut and surrounds uretha.
  • Located below bladder and in front of rectum.
  • Prostate makes part of fluid for semen.
  • Y value that directs urine vs seminal fluid flow.
  • Prostate becomes inflamed and partially blocks uretha.
  • Causes dribble, low flow, frequent urination, incomplete eptying of bladder.
  • Doctors check by feeling with gloved finger inside anus.
  • Medications used can result in erectile disfunction.
  • Increases risk ofprostate cancer.


  • Enlarged prostate thought to be precusor to prostate cancer.
  • 17-20% lifetime.


  • Thought to be age related.
  • Actually slow accumulation of injury from lifestyle, principally diet.
  • Common in modern man.
  • Not common in nature.


  • Lifestyle medicine. Remove the causes of inflamation, principally diet.
  • Water fast. In nature occassion periods with food, due to plant seasonality or hunting failures. For thousands of years part of traditional mystical and religious tradions, such as Advent, Lent and Rammadan. Some modern evidence that water fast reduces inflamation of prostate.
  • Recent (2020) study from Poland supports water only fasting for reducing enlarged prostate.


Eight Days of Water-Only Fasting Promotes Favorable Changes in the Functioning of the Urogenital System of Middle-Aged Healthy Men, Nutrients (2020)

  • Fourteen healthy men (35–60 years old) who used to practice fasting before enrolling in this study were volunteers taking part in the present investigation. The average BMI value of the observed participants before the applied fasting was on the borderline between normal and overweight. However, after 8 days of water-only fasting, this value was definitely in the reference range for normal body weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2).
  • Maximal urinary flow rate (Qmax), and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) improved.
  • Qmax [ml/s] Before 19.78 ± 4.59, After 27.00 ± 5.49, Significance p 15. Urinary flow 26% improvement significant.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and the Risk of Prostate Cancer and Bladder Cancer, Medicine May 2016

In 2124, Half Of All Men Can Count On Developing Prostate Cancer, Current Oncology (2015)

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