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Archive for the 'Lycopene' Category

Is it possible to prevent prostate cancer with diet and supplements?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, Washington, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Converting hamburger into a functional food

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Researchers in Madrid, Spain have developed a new meat product — lycopene-enriched hamburger — by adding dry tomato peel to hamburger meat. (more…)

Review: Effect of lycopene on prostate cancer progression

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Researchers from the Queen’s University Belfast, in Northern Ireland reviewed the association between lycopene and the progression of prostate cancer. (more…)

Review of nutraceuticals to prevent prostate cancer

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

prostate-cancer-ribbonThe paucity of well-designed studies in patients makes it difficult to make specific recommendations, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, in Ontario. (more…)

March was colorectal cancer month

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Here’s a summary of what has been covered on this site about CAM and colorectal cancer. (more…)

A contrarian’s view of lycopene and prostate cancer

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Despite the fact that it’s widely believed that lycopene protects against prostate cancer, Dr. Ulrike Peters at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle says “studies of the potentially protective role of lycopene have been contradictory or inconclusive.”

Here are two studies that support her skepticism. (more…)

Review of herbal medicines in gynecology

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Dr. Cathi Dennehy from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco has reviewed the evidence.

I was surprised by her assessment of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms.

Here’s a summary of her findings.


Organically grown tomatoes contain higher levels of flavonoids

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

So far, demonstrating a nutritional advantage of organically grown food has been difficult.

Here’s a study that supports the added nutritional benefits of organic tomatoes. (more…)

A ten-year perspective: The influence of nutrition on prostate cancer

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Ten years ago, the late Dr. William Fair, a surgeon at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and CAM advocate wrote, “epidemiologic and laboratory evidence increasingly demonstrate that nutritional factors, especially reduced fat intake, soy proteins, vitamin E derivatives, and selenium, may have a protective effect against prostate cancer.”

Now, Steffen Theobald, a nutritional consultant and manager at the Scientific Association for the Improvement of Patient Competence in Germany updates the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of prostate cancer.


Nutrition and preventing prostate cancer

Friday, December 7th, 2007 has reviewed the topic and has recommendations.

Here are the highlights. (more…)

Positive results with lycopene in advanced prostate cancer

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Recent evidence raises doubt about the protective effects of lycopene on the risk of prostate cancer.

Now, the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) reports a 65% reduction in advanced prostate cancer risk among men with the highest intake of lycopene. (more…)

The next big issue facing dietary supplements — You be the CEO

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Dr. Mark Moyad (photo) is Director of Preventive and Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. His thoughts about the FDA’s plan to establish good manufacturing regulations for dietary supplements are published in Urology Times.

He also looks to the next big issue that will confront the supplement industry.

Once you know the issues, you can play the role of the pharmaceutical executive and decide if your product “Best Prostate Health” should be withdrawn from the market. (more…)

The most commonly used vitamins and herbals

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

These data are from a telephone survey of more than 2500 randomly sampled noninstitutionalized Americans, which was published in 2002. The tables can also be found here. (more…)