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The Korean Journal of Urological Oncology 2013;11(3): 122-127.
전립선 비대증과 음식
이정우, 이승욱
한양대학교 의과대학 비뇨기과학교실
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Diet
Jeong Woo Lee , Seung Wook Lee
Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Published online: December 30, 2013.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common nonmalignant prostatic disease in ageing men. According to the statistical analysis, a lot of aged men are suffering from various voiding symptoms followed by BPH. And, it causes high morbidity and worsens in men’s quality of life. It will be the social problem soon, because aged men are increasing rapidly in Korea. Epidemiological studies have been conducted to identify lifestyle factors associated with BPH prevalence for preventing. Recently, they revealed that age, race, family history, smoking and chronic diseases including hypertention, coronary artery disease and diabetes are associated with development of BPH. However, little research has been conducted concerning the dietary etiology of BPH, yet. In fact, there are not enough evidences about the relationship between modifiable food factors and this disease, because such epidemiological study has limitations to control lifestyle related multi-factors. Thus, the purpose of this review is highlight the dietary supplements have been proved the correlation in men with BPH. (Korean J Urol Oncol 2013;11:122-127)
Key Words: Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Diet; Life style risk factors
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