Archive for the ‘Prostate’ Category

Medical Treatments for Prostate Cancer

There are many different medical treatments for prostate cancer that involve  the clinical care of a healthcare professional. These treatments include  expectant therapy, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and  chemotherapy. Expectant therapy is to carefully observe and monitor the prostate  cancer. Because prostate cancer cells Read more

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Green Tea May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Green Tea May Prevent Prostate Cancer

ANAHEIM, Calif.–After one year taking green tea catechins (GTCs), only one in a group of 32 men at high risk of developing prostate cancer were diagnosed with the disease, compared to nine out of 30 in a control group. Italian researchers found epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in GTCs targeted Read more

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Green Tea and Prostate Health

New research suggests that green tea may help prevent the spread of prostate  cancer. Specifically phytochemicals in green tea, called polyphenols attack  growth factors and proteins, interrupting growth processes of tumors, thus  preventing them from spreading to other organs. Since earlier studies suggests  that the same natural plant Read more

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Fiber Lowers Prostate Cancer

Fiber Lowers Prostate Cancer

MILAN, Italy–New research published in the March 20 edition of the International Journal of Cancer (109, 2:278-280, 2004) (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/106586506/ABSTRACT) shows vegetable fiber may lower the incidence of prostate cancer. Researchers noted this is the first study to Read more

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Croton Oil Fights Prostate Cancer

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–An active ingredient found in the oil of the Southeast Asian croton plant–12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, commonly known as TPA–may inhibit the growth of new prostate cancer cells, according to researchers at Rutgers University.

“We demonstrated TPA could simultaneously stop the growth of new Read more

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Certain Omega-3s May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

BETHESDA, Md.–Men with high intakes of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (Am J Clin Nutr, 80, 1:204-16, 2004). Increased dietary intake of alpha linolenic Read more

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Antioxidant levels key to prostate cancer risk in some men

Greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato carotenoid lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in one out of every four Caucasian males, or those who inherit a specific genetic variation that is particularly sensitive to oxidative stress, say US researchers.

Conversely, if carriers of this genetic variant have low Read more

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