Lowering cholesterol may protect the prostate as well as the heart.

Recent finding: Long-term statin use—for more than five years—has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer.

Self-defense: Reduce cholesterol by eating more fruits and vegetables, losing weight and taking medication if necessary. Ask your doctor.

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