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Causes, Diet: Diet and Cancer, Nelson clip 3

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Professor Nelson explains that the prostate is actually a male sex accessory gland that contributes about a third of the secretions to the ejaculate for sexual reproduction.
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William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. is a researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. HIs research focuses on the molecular causes involved in the development of prostate cancer. This has led to the discoveries that inflammation, diet, and gene "silencing" have roles in prostate cancer development. “The prostate is actually a male sex accessory gland that surrounds the urethra, the urine tube, as it comes out of the bladder in men, before the urethra goes into the penis. Its function, it contributes about a third of the secretions to the ejaculate for sexual reproduction. Today the dawn of the new millennium, we still do not know exactly what these secretions are needed for. The sperm are capable of fertilization in the absence of the prostate secretions. Removal of the prostate gland creates other difficulties with sexual reproduction but not related to what the sperm need to do.”
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