Your Health: Apr. 16, 2001

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POUR ON THE BORON It may be one of the least glamorous supplements, but boron could actually help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. In the first epidemiologic study of this trace element, researchers have found that men who consume the most boron, 1.8 mcg a day, have a 62% lower chance of developing prostate cancer, compared with those who get half that amount. Where do you find boron? Nuts, wine and fruits and veggies like grapes, prunes and avocado.

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