Saturday, November 15, 2008

Drug Strengthens Bones in Men Dealing with Prostate Cancer

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Men who are dealing with prostate cancer may undergo a variety of different aspects of treatment. One of the most common aspects is to use androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to prevent the male hormones from continuing to feed the prostate cancer. One of the major drawbacks of this treatment is that it has been shown to weaken the bones and to lead to more bone fractures in aging men. {Read From Original Source....}

Question of the Day: What should be done to reduce bone fractures in men who are going through hormone therapy for treatment of prostate cancer?

Posted by Kathryn on July 15, 2008 8:51 AM

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tomato Protection

By: Amy Norton
Thu, 13 Nov 2008

Scientists have found that the dehydrated form of this fruit may help quash prostate cancer tumours

A compound found in dehydrated tomatoes may help quash prostate cancer tumours, new animal research suggests.

Researchers believe that FruHis, a form of carbohydrate
found in dehydrated tomatoes, may inhibit the initial
development of prostate tumours.
Past studies have come to conflicting conclusions as to whether tomatoes or lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, might offer prostate cancer protection, with one recent study finding no correlation between men’s blood levels of lycopene and their risk of prostate cancer.

However, the new findings, reported in the journal Cancer Research, suggest that the processing of the tomato may be a key factor.

Researchers found that a form of carbohydrate called FruHis, found in dehydrated tomatoes, appeared to protect rats from developing prostate tumours. The greatest protection came from dehydrated tomatoes that had been rehydrated into tomato paste and supplemented with additional FruHis.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Broccoli To The Defence

Wed, 12 Nov 2008

By: Michael Kahn

British scientists have found a chemical in the cruciferous vegetable that can protect men from prostate cancer.

JUST a few more portions of broccoli each week may protect men from prostate cancer, British researchers reported.

The researchers believe a chemical in the food sparks hundreds of genetic changes, activating some genes that fight cancer and switching off others that fuel tumours, said Richard Mithen, a biologist at Britain’s Institute of Food Research.

There is plenty of evidence linking a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables to reduce cancer risk. But the study published in the Public Library of Science journal, PLoS One, is the first human trial investigating the potential biological mechanism at work, Mithen added in a telephone interview.

"Everybody says eat your vegetables but nobody can tell us why," said Mithen, who led the study. "Our study shows why vegetables are good."

Prostate is the second leading cancer killer of men after lung cancer. Each year, some 680,000 men worldwide are diagnosed with the disease and about 220,000 will die from it. {Read From Original Source....}

Goodbye To Painful Prostate

Wed, 12 Nov 2008
by Joseph Masilamany

Treating prostatic-related lower urinary tract symptoms is no longer a pipe dream

THE agony of a prostatic condition such as the pain of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known to cause hesitant urination or urination that comes in drips, is only understood by sufferers of BPH.

(from left) Roehrborn and Rohan say there’s
hope for sufferers of BPH.

Its symptoms vary from obstruction of the urethra to the gradual loss of bladder function, which results in incomplete emptying of the bladder.

The most common of these involve changes or problems with urination, such as a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream; urgency and leaking or dribbling; and more frequent urination, especially at night.

The hope for a more permanent and stable regulation of these urinary tract symptoms is no longer a pipe dream. A leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company announced findings from a large study recently which offers new hope to men afflicted with BPH.
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