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Cancer – Prostate Cancer

Curcumin Found to Halt Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Posted March 3, 2014

Nature provides us with a number of natural compounds that have proven effective in controlling the division and replication of cancerous growths. One of the most promising is curcumin, the anti-inflammatory, bioactive extract from the curry spice, tumeric. A research team from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany has published the result of a study in the journal Carcinogenesis that shows how curcumin inhibits the formation of metastases in prostate cancer tissues and other cancer lines as well.

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Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men

Posted February 23, 2014

High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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Zyflamend, a polyherbal mixture, down regulates class I and class II histone deacetylases and increases p21 levels in castrate-resistant prostate cancer cells

Posted February 21, 2014

Zyflamend, a mixture containing extracts of ten herbs, has shown promise in a variety of preclinical cancer models, including prostate cancer. The current experiments were designed to investigate the effects of Zyflamend on the expression of class I and II histone deacetylases, a family of enzymes known to be over expressed in a variety of cancers.

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Melatonin can help lower your risk of prostate cancer

Posted January 23, 2014

Recent research has pointed to a link between prostate cancer and the sleep hormone melatonin. The study, which included 928 Icelandic men, indicated that individuals who have a higher level of melatonin are less likely to develop prostate cancer.

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Melatonin may lower prostate cancer risk

Posted January 20, 2014

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

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A Daily Handful of Walnuts Can Help Slow or Prevent Prostate Cancer Growth

Posted January 17, 2014

Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly so they never threaten the life of the individual. Prior research studies have demonstrated that cancerous cell growth is promoted by a diet consisting largely of hydrogenated fats and excess sugar, as well exposure to household and environmental pollutants.

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Low-Fat Fish Oil Changes Cancer Tissue in Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

Posted November 19, 2013

Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression score, a measure used to predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet, UCLA researchers found.

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Research: Tea May Help Promote Weight Loss, Improve Heart Health and Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer

Posted November 7, 2013

Decades worth of research shows that tea—the second most consumed beverage in the world—may help prevent chronic illnesses, including heart disease, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. New research shows tea has been found to help promote weight loss and maintain a healthy weight, improve bone health and activate areas of the brain that bolster attention, problem solving and mood.

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The Super Foods That May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted November 5, 2013

A research team associated with the Cambridge University Hospital System in the UK provides scientifically validated evidence that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

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This Chinese exercise may help with prostate cancer fatigue

Posted November 1, 2013

As men age the fear of prostate cancer rises. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer which men suffer from and is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. Due to concerns about the painful side effects from orthodox medical interventions, alternative treatments are often desired to help men deal with prostate cancer. A form of ancient Chinese medicine, Qigong, which involves gentle forms of exercise, has emerged as helping men in their struggle with this condition.

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