Friday, August 11, 2006

Eat Your Broccoli. Chew Your Food. Because of the risk of prostate cancer in men over 50, the medical authorities recommend a yearly exam. Yesterday I paid a visit to my friendly urologist. Very friendly urologist. (TMI alert!) He gave me good news, but directed me to have a PSA test just to be sure. In part I mention this so that the younger men who read the blog can be aware that life remains interesting after 50.

The other reason I mention this is to lay a predicate for this link, an article that describes a study of the good effects of cruciferous veggies. The study indicates how good it is not only to eat your broccoli, but also to chew it, good for prostate health and good for warding off other cancers as well.

I continue to attend Weight Watchers, and so I can report that veggies cost you nothing in terms of "points", that is in terms of calories.

UPDATE: I weighed in at 160.5 at the WW meeting Thursday. I'm trying to get back to my goal weight of 155. Its hard. On the other hand, I was at 182 when I started with WW two years ago. What a difference in the way I feel!

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