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NEW YORK TIMES: A nonprofit group in Washington has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare charging that the company’s labels and commercials falsely claimed its One A Day multi-vitamins for men may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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SUITE101.COM: Extract from the round, red berries of the saw palmetto plant reduced night-time urination in 73% of patients with prostate problems and improved urinary flow rates significantly, according to a three-year German study. READ MORE>

Saw palmetto – [a traditional American Indian remedy for urinary problems] – does not interfere with accurate measuring of prostate-specific antigen, a marker used by doctors to detect prostate cancer.

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AUGUST 4: FOOD CONSUMER: Exposure to sunlight may help reduce risk of prostate cancer, according to a new review article in International Journal of Cancer. READ MORE>

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JULY 29: PROSTABLOG NZ: Don’t waste your time eating raw tomato if your aim is to stave off prostate cancer, a leading NZ scientist says.

The tomato has to be cooked to do any good, immunologist Dr Richard Forster told the NZ prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual meeting in Napier last weekend.

Watch this website for a full report soon of what Dr Forster and his colleague Dr Jim Watson have to say about avoiding and treating prostate cancer.

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JULY 28: EXAMINER.COM:  Zyflamend is a herbal preparation found to reduce risk of prostate cancer in phase 1 clinical trials, according to a study by the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. READ MORE>

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JULY 26: PROSTABLOG NZ: Advice for prostate survivors – drink pinot noir red wine from a cool climate like Central Otago in NZ’s South Island, pomegranate juice and soy milk.

And eat goji berries, broccoli, and cooked/processed tomato like good old Watties tomato ketchup.

These are just a few of the tips for men with prostate cancer who are looking for a suitable diet, says one half of an eminent NZ scientific duo.

Immunologist Dr Richard Forster – who with molecular and biological scientist Dr Jim Watson has founded a company purely to develop a new immunological treatment for advanced prostate cancer – told the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual conference in Napier today that diet is one of the essential tools in dealing with the disease.

Both men have advanced prostate cancer which was diagnosed too late for conventional early treatment, so are devoting their considerable scientific knowledge to finding a better way to help men in their situation.

A full report on their presentation today will appear in this blog soon.

Meantime, the chart below lists their advice on diet change:

Foodtable

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JULY 17: ELEMENTS4HEALTH.COM:  It’s no wonder that men who have read the recent stories circulating about soy are confused. Some stories claim that soy foods, such as tofu and soy milk, can lead to breast growth. Other stories tout the benefits of soy, suggesting soy may help protect against prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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JUNE 23: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: A lot more evidence is needed – specifically including randomised, double-blind, controlled trials – to prove a substance found in green tea, Polyphenon E, prevents prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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JUNE 10: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK: Researchers report isolating from bitter melon seeds a protein known as MCP30, which selectively induces apoptosis in prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate cancer cells and inhibits histone deacetylase-1 activity. READ MORE>

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JUNE 10: WASHINGTON POST: A growing number of traditionally trained physicians practice “integrative medicine”: conventional medical care that incorporates strategies such as acupuncture, reiki and herbal remedies. READ MORE> and HERE>

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