I sometimes lose patience with the "life style' advocates. There is no doubt that various unhealthy practices such as obesity, smoking and drug use will shorten your life. But when we are told to eat avocados, drink pomegranite juice and blah blah so we will avoid certain illness, I yawn and walk away.
Statistics prove that you can crunch a number to prove almost any point, but do not always tell the truth. You can follow all the healthfood gurus suggestions and still die of cancer at age 40. I am convinced that heredity, not life style is the prime factor in determining our health. I know fat smokers who lived to be 90 years old and I know very fit health food advocates who died at 50.
Hey, I think you should live healthy because you will feel better and look better and enjoy your grandchildren. However I am not convinced that eating choices will do a lot to change your life expectancy.
PSA July 2006 4.7 , Nodule found
biopsy 10/06 very agressive gleason4+4=8 identified
DaVinci surgery, Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Ca. January 2007
Post Ob confirms, gleason 4+4=8 with no extension or invasion
no long term continence problems
post surgery PSA continues to be undetectable at 3 years
ED continues, using bimix