prostate

Shedding Light on Prostate Cancer: Vitamin D from sun found to decrease risk

In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers measured sunlight exposure in men and found that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. The researchers, led by Esther John, PhD, of the Northern California Cancer Center, found that men with high sun exposure had half [...]

Shedding Light on Prostate Cancer: Vitamin D from sun found to decrease risk 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

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 biopsy-proven prostate cancer who had elected not to undergo conventional treatment. They [...]

Can new diet kick prostate cancer? 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Two herbs proven for prostate health

Saw palmetto and nettle extract are well-respected herbs, long used for the treatment of symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). BPH is the non-cancerous swelling of the prostate affecting many men over 50 that causes urinary difficulties such as increased nighttime urination and reduced flow. A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial shows once again [...]

Two herbs proven for prostate health 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Pomegranate for Prostate: Extract combats cancer cells, say researchers

The extract or juice of the pomegranate shows major promise to combat prostate cancer, say researchers at University of Wisconsin Medical School. Earlier research has shown that the pomegranate is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and is effective against tumours in mouse skin. In fact, pomegranate juice has higher anti-oxidant activity than do red [...]

Pomegranate for Prostate: Extract combats cancer cells, say researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

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 earlier studies, including ours, have demonstrated that [...]

Green Tea and Cancer: Study finds supplement cuts prostate cancer risk 2018-02-15T15:53:05+00:00

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 shown that populations with a low-fat diet have lower rates of prostate cancer, although studies about [...]

Good Fats Good for Prostate: Omega-3s appear to slow tumour growth 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Milk thistle compound fights cancers

In the ongoing search for cancer-fighting medicines, plant flavonoids are being studied for both prevention and therapy of various types of cancer. One such naturally occurring flavonoid is silibinin, isolated from milk thistle, which studies show may help with bladder and prostate cancer. Silibinin appears to have a significant impact on bladder cancer cells, say [...]

Milk thistle compound fights cancers 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

Easing Prostate Woes: Herbs and lifestyle changes make a difference

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate – known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – can range from a weak, slow urinary stream, to hesitancy and straining to urinate, to an inability to empty the bladder completely, to more serious complications including recurrent urinary tract infections and kidney damage. If a man lives long enough, he [...]

Easing Prostate Woes: Herbs and lifestyle changes make a difference 2015-09-09T13:50:33+00:00

Canadians granted millions to study alternatives for prostate and bladder diseases

For the first time in North America, non-traditional methods of treating painful prostate and bladder diseases that affect more than 50% of the adult population will be scientifically studied by a Canadian research team. Dr J. Curtis Nickel, professor of Urology at Queen’s and urologist at Kingston General Hospital has been awarded four research grants [...]

Canadians granted millions to study alternatives for prostate and bladder diseases 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Garlic group of foods protect prostate

Eating more garlic and onions can cut a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer in half, say Chinese researchers. Scientists believe the sulphur compounds in these foods account for the protective effects. The researchers questioned 709 men on the frequency of their intake of 122 food items. The results showed that those who ate more [...]

Garlic group of foods protect prostate 2018-02-15T15:53:41+00:00

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