Because prostate enlargement occurs naturally with advancing age, and because there are no known controllable risk factors, there are no guidelines for prevention. Prostate enlargement is more common in men with obesity and low HDL cholesterol levels. Some research shows that factors like a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, and not smoking may help.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -