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Reducing Your Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Prostate enlargement is a natural part of aging. It cannot be prevented. Healthy diet, reaching and keeping a healthy weight, regular exercise, and not smoking may help to prevent problems.

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Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD  Last Updated: 11/4/2020