A new supplement has been linked to reduced levels of the hormone PSA in prostate cancer.
The food supplement Pomi-T, contains pomegranate, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric significantly lowers prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, compared with placebo, in patients with prostate cancer, a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial has shown.
This is a “promising new therapy,” said Tomasz Beer, MD, professor of medicine and director of the prostate cancer research program at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, USA.
Whilst Prostate Cancer UK reacted more cautiously to the news, releasing a statment saying that “there is not yet enough evidence that Pomi-T food supplements have a significant impact.”
They advise men to contact their GP if they have concerns about prostate health or call Prostate Cancer UK helpline.
Previous research has shown that the polyphenols and antioxidants in pomegranate, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric have individual anticancer properties.
So adding these foods into your diet on a regular basis may also be beneficial:
- Pomegranates are readily available from supermarkets and you can also buy pomegranate juice.
- Drinking as few as 3 cups of Green Tea daily can give you a significant antioxidant boost.
- Make broccoli a frequent feature of your plate – lightly steamed and cooled broccoli spears make a delicious salad dressed with olive oil and lemon juice
- Turmeric is usually eaten in curries but you can add this spice to stir fry dishes, rice , soups and stews.
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