prostate cancer

The Tomato Effect: Lycopene curbs cancer cell growth

Lycopene is a nutrient found in tomatoes and other fruits that has been researched for its preventative effects in both cardiovascular disease and cancer. A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrated that lycopene supplements decreased the...

Can new diet kick prostate cancer?

Men with early stage prostate cancer who make intensive changes in diet and lifestyle may stop or perhaps even reverse the progression of their illness, say researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). The research team studied 93 men with...

Selenium cuts two common cancers

A new study says that higher intake of selenium may reduce colorectal cancer risk. In the past, selenium has been associated with cancer protection, particularly prostate, lung and colon cancers. To gain better insight into selenium’s anti-cancer role, researchers...

Green Tea and Cancer: Study finds supplement cuts prostate cancer risk

After a year's oral administration of green tea catechins (GTCs), only one man in a group of 32 at high risk for prostate cancer developed the disease, compared to nine out of 30 in a control, according to a team of Italians led by Saverio Bettuzzi, PhD. "Numerous...

Good Fats Good for Prostate: Omega-3s appear to slow tumour growth

Researchers investigating the role of fatty acids in the aggressiveness of early stage prostate cancer have found that higher concentrations of polyunsaturated fat, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, were linked to less aggressive tumour growth. “Research has...

The E Factor: Gamma-tocopherol, form of vitamin E, has anticancer power

The form of vitamin E found in many plant seeds might halt the growth of prostate and lung cancer cells, according to a Purdue University study. A team led by Qing Jiang has found that gamma-tocopherol, which occurs naturally in walnuts, pecans, sesame seeds, and in...

Slow Prostate Cancer: Tea compounds inhibit tumour growth

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to detect tea polyphenols in prostate tissue after a very limited consumption of tea. More importantly, the scientists found that prostate cancer cells grew more slowly when placed in a medium...

Promise for Prostate Cancer: Mineral found to have protective effect

According to Dutch researchers at the Universiteit Maastricht, the antioxidant mineral selenium appears to have a protective effect against prostate cancer. Selenium is a trace mineral that pays important roles in detoxification and antioxidant defence mechanisms in...