Pomegranate Juice May Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer
Drinking 250ml of pomegranate juice daily may slow the progression of localized prostate cancer that hasn't spread.
The study included 48 men who had surgery or radiation therapy to treat localized prostate cancer.
When the study started in 2003, the men's PSA levels were doubling every 15 months.
100% of the men that drank the pomegranate juice daily, slowed down the times it took for their PSA levels to double as reported by the researchers.
Following this, the researchers including Stanford University urologist Allan Pantuck MD kept tracking the patients every 3 months. 15 of the patients stayed with the study for up to 64 months (a little more than 5 years) and it typically took four times longer for their PSA doubling time at the start of the study.
In 2007, another team of researchers bought pomegrantes, and make their own pomegranate juice, and tested it against hman cancer cells grafted into mice. Those tumours grew slower than other tumours treated with a placebo.
Other studies have shown other benefits such as drinking 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 percent.
Pomegranate juice is a great source of antioxidants and phytonutrients and contains a concentrated source of potassium.
Acknowledgements: Chris Rogers for Quantum Health