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URO TODAY:  Having a low carb diet is as good as a no-carb one when it comes to surviving prostate cancer, tests on mice have shown. READ MORE>

Previous studies indicate that carbohydrate intake influences prostate cancer biology, as mice fed a no-carbohydrate ketogenic diet had significantly smaller tumours and longer survival than mice fed a Western diet.

As it is nearly impossible for humans to consume and maintain a no-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, we determined whether diets containing 10% or 20% carbohydrate kcal showed similar tumor growth as NCKD.

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URO TODAY: Men with metabolic syndrome – obesity/heart disease/diabetes – have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer, especially if they suffered from the syndrome by the time they turned 50, scientists have discovered. READ MORE>

Men having metabolic syndrome had a modestly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men not having MetS criteria.

The conditional probability of being diagnosed with prostate cancer age 80 years was statistically significantly higher in men with MetS at age 50 years.

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catheter3PROSTABLOG NZ: What is it about the catheter?

Whenever I look at the viewer statistics for Prostablog, there’s one thing that stands out: “catheter” is the most popular search word people use when they find their way to this site.

It beats everything else by a country mile.

Yesterday, for instance, there were 27 instances of the word being searched – while the next most popular occured seven times.

Today, it’s the same – so far 13 searches on “catheter”, with “Mick Jagger” scoring three (God knows why?) and “brachytherapy and impotence” getting two.

It’s been like this ever since the blog started in April.

I’m not sure I understand how search engines work, but there seems to be a message here: us blokes are very, very worried about getting that damned tube shoved up our tackle.

I can understand why. It was my biggest single fear of the whole radical prostatectomy process.

I needn’t have worried, as it turned out, because the male urology nurse at Wellington Hospital did a brilliant job of removing it. I honestly didn’t feel a thing.

However, two male acquaintances haven’t been so lucky. They both say it was excrutiating. Both had female nurses (is there something significant here? Surely not…) do the removal.

One guy had his taken out just last month and in his words “she just ripped it out.”

How common are such stories? Do they account for the general fear men seem to have about the catheter?

Perhaps someone could write in and enlighten me. All I know is, the term brings a lot of traffic to this blogsite.

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