Prostate Nutrition That Helps To Heal And Maintain A Healthy Prostate

The medical and scientific community is constantly publishing new research on prostate health and the preventative use of food. We are committed to staying current and will update this site with major updates on scientific research. If you come across a study that we should be aware of, please contact us and share your findings.

Cancer Prevention with Power Foods Diet and Cancer. (Acta Biomedical)

This was a study “to evaluate the relationship between diet and cancer development. It has been estimated that 30-40% of all kinds of cancer can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and dietary measures. Protective elements in a cancer-preventative diet include selenium, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D, chlorophyll and antioxidants such as carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein). A diet according to the proposed guidelines could decrease the incidence of prostate cancer”

Lycopene: A Biologically Important Carotenoid for Humans? (Archive of Biochemistry and Biophysics)

“Epidemiological studies suggest protective effects of lycopene on some types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. In vitro and in vivo studies on growth of tumor cells support this conclusion”

Lycopene and Prostate Cancer (Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases)

“The interest in the possible anti-cancer properties of carotenoids and more recently lycopene itself are based not only on a sound scientific basis, but also on a wealth of epidemiological data from around the world.”

The Prostate Milking Massage for Human Health (Dr. Santa)

“Prostate massage can be having a few benefits for your body health.”

The Potential Role of Lycopene for Human Health (Journal of the American College of Nutrition)

“Remarkable inverse relationships between lycopene intake or serum values and risk (of prostate cancer) have been observed in particular for cancers of the prostate”

Antioxidants

Plant Foods, Antioxidants and Prostate Cancer Risk (Nutrition and Cancer)

“A decreasing, statistically significant association was found with increasing intakes of green vegetables, tomatoes, beans/lentils/nuts and cruciferous vegetables.”

Phase II Study of Pomegranate Juice for Men with Rising Prostate-Specific Antigen (Clinical Cancer Research)

“Patients were treated with 8 oz. of pomegranate juice daily. The statistically significant prolongation of PSA doubling time, coupled with corresponding laboratory effects on prostate cancer in vitro cell proliferation and apoptosis as well as oxidative stress, warrant further testing in a placebo-controlled study”

Prostate Cancer Prevention Through Pomegranate Fruit (Cell Cycle)

Pomegranate “has been shown to possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties . . . (treatment) resulted in inhibition of cell growth followed by apoptosis (cell death) of highly aggressive prostate carcioma PC3 cells.”

Selenium

Reduction of Cancer Risk with an Oral Supplement of Selenium (Biomedical Environmental Science)

“Se-treatment (200 mg of Selenium a day) was associated with reductions in several secondary endpoints: total mortality, mortality from all cancers combined, as well as the incidence of . . . prostate cancer”

Cruciferous Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetable Intakes and Prostate Cancer Risk (Journal of National Cancer Institute)

“These results suggest that high consumption of vegetables, particularly cruciferous vegetables, is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.”

Broccoli Sprouts: An Exceptionally Rich Source of Inducers of Enzymes That Protect Against Chemical Carcinogens (Johns Hopkins University)

“Unexpectedly, 3-day-old sprouts of cultivars of certain crucifers including broccoli and cauliflower contain 10-100 times high levels of glucoraphanin (the glucosinolate of sulforaphane) than do the corresponding mature plants. . . Hence, small quantities of crucifer sprouts may protect against the risk of cancer as effectively as much larger quantities of mature vegetables of the same variety”

Polyphenols

Prostate Carcinoma and Green Tea (International Journal of Cancer)

“The results propose EGCG (one active compound in green tea) as a natural inhibitor of prostate cancer carcinoma aggressiveness.”

Combined Inhibitory Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols . . . On the Growth of Human Prostate Cancer Cells (Clinical Cancer Research)

Findings demonstrate that “treatment with green tea polyphenols and celecoxib resulted in enhanced tumor growth inhibition and lowering of prostate-specific antigen levels.”

New Research on the role of Flavonoids (Oregon State University)

Flavonoids “induce Phase II enzymes that help eliminate mutagens and carcinogens, and therefore may be of value in cancer prevention.”

Green Tea Shown to Prevent Prostate Cancer (American Association for Cancer Research)

“Numerous earlier studies, including ours, have demonstrated that green tea catechins, or pure EGCG inhibited cancer cell growth in laboratory models. We wanted to conduct a clinical trial to find out whether catechins could prevent cancer in men. The answer is clearly yes.”

Cranberry and It’s Phytochemicals (The American Society for Nutrition)

“The study reports “polyphenolic extracts . . . inhibit the growth and proliferation of . . . prostate, lung and other tumors. Chemopreventative mechanisms of action by cranberry phytochemicals include induction of apoptosis in tumor cells . . associated with prostate tumor metastasis, and anti-inflammatory activities. . . These findings suggest a potential role for cranberry as a dietary chemopreventative”

Quercetin

Quercetin Induced Cancer Cell Death (Oncology Research)

“Quercetin, a flavonoid found in onion, grapes, green vegetables, etc., has been shown to possess potent anti proliferative effects against various malignant cells.”

Soy & PhytoEstrogens

Regression of Prostate Cancer Following Administration of Genistein (Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine)

“The patients’ prostate specific antigen (PSA) decreased from an initial value of 19.7 to 4.2 ng/mL after 44 days of low-dose Genistein Combined Polysaccharide (GCP).”