I can hear mom now. Eat it! It’s good for you! Well, back when I was growing up and my mom got broccoli and spinach out of a can, it not only tasted bad, I doubt seriously if it was really good for me. Now, fresh broccoli presents a whole other side of the story, and possibly a way to lower your life insurance rates if you end up with prostate cancer.

I know some of you reading this are wondering how I am going to pull that whole mess together into important information. The truth is that eating broccoli won’t prevent you from getting prostate cancer. But, Paul Harvey isn’t the only one with “the rest of the story.”

But remember how underwriting works with prostate cancer? The lower the stage and grade, the sooner you can get life insurance at affordable rates. Very often, given a low stage and grade, better than standard rates can be found within six months after treatment, as long as the treatment accomplished did what it was supposed to do.

So the link is broccoli and a low stage and grade. Martha Edwards on thecancerblog.com referenced a study that stated “while regularly eating fruits and vegetables didn’t necessarily reduce one’s risk of prostate cancer, eating lots of leafy greens–particularly broccoli–was associated with a reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer.”

Bingo! Get rid of aggressive and you’re in the hunt for good life insurance rates. I’ve heard that there is a study that shows that most males will have prostate cancer before they die. I haven’t seen the study and if anyone has, I would love to hear from them. The premise is that while most men will have it, most of them will die from something else and never know it. Maybe those that never know they have it are broccoli eaters. Maybe we should all be broccoli eaters.

Bottom line. Prostate cancer is not going away. We should do all we can to negate it’s impact on our lives.

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