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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: All that favourable publicity for pomegranate juice and its anti-prostate cancer properties may be in trouble – a US company has been accused of over-selling its benefits. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Mice fed a diet enriched with 10% tomato powder – from heat-processed paste from whole cherry tomatoes (including seeds and skins) – showed a dramatic rise in prostate cancer survival. READ MORE>

This diet significantly increased overall survival rate (from 11% to 67%)…

Biochemical data disclosed an increase in serum antioxidant activity, and a reduction of serum inflammation/angiogenesis biomarkers of particular importance in prostate carcinogenesis.

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PROSTABLOG NZ: Does ginseng cure prostate cancer? Does any natural remedy? If you want to research such questions, here’s a useful web article on SciAnswers.com giving some guidelines: READ MORE>

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URO TODAY:  Having a low carb diet is as good as a no-carb one when it comes to surviving prostate cancer, tests on mice have shown. READ MORE>

Previous studies indicate that carbohydrate intake influences prostate cancer biology, as mice fed a no-carbohydrate ketogenic diet had significantly smaller tumours and longer survival than mice fed a Western diet.

As it is nearly impossible for humans to consume and maintain a no-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, we determined whether diets containing 10% or 20% carbohydrate kcal showed similar tumor growth as NCKD.

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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: There is minimal evidence of any well-defined effect of diet, nutrition or supplement use on the prevention of prostate cancer, says a new study. READ MORE>

The authors conclude exclusively that a high dietary intake of polyunsaturated n-6 fatty acids may increase prostate cancer risk because of their effects on inflammation and oxidative stress.

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URO TODAY: Few men with prostate cancer adopt significant diet change, indicating a need to better understand how and why they make food choices. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Taking anti-oxidant vitamins and selenium supplement do not reduce the incidence and mortality of prostate cancer, according to a new study in China. READ MORE>

These data provide no support for the use of these supplements for the prevention of prostate cancer.

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WEBMD: Men who take a low dose of aspirin every day could significantly reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Cranberries show promising signs of preventing prostate cancer, say Canadian researchers. READ MORE>

There has been an interest in examining phytochemicals, the secondary metabolites of plants, in order to determine their potential anti-cancer activities.

In this study, we document the effects of proanthocyanidins from the American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) on matrix metalloproteinase activity in human prostate cancer cells.

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URO TODAY: Dietary supplement Quercetin – one of the plant flavonoids (also collectively known as Vitamin P and citrin) – shows anti-prostate tumour effects, according to a study in Iran. READ MORE>

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