Nutritional supplements and prostate cancer


A Swedish study reported in the journal Lancet that among 6,272 Swedish men followed for thirty years, those who ate no fish had two to three times the incidence of prostate cancer as those who ate either moderate or large amounts of fish.

A new study found that the growth of prostate cancer cells is suppressed by a cell signal molecule called peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor-y (PPAR-y) and that DHA is a powerful stimulator of PPAR-y. In addition, prostate cancers utilize a special enzyme called COX-2 to stimulate their growth, the same enzyme suppressed by anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and Celebrex.

In this study it was found that both DHA and Celebrex suppressed prostate cancer growth, but that they both worked even better when combined. While Celebrex has been removed from the market because of cardiovascular deaths, a number of natural substances also suppress COX-2 enzymes. These include quercetin, luteolin, apigenin, vitamin E, and curcumin--all of which are available as supplements. Together, DHA, vitamins E and D3, and flavonoids are powerful ways to prevent and even treat prostate cancer.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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