How Fiber Could Stop Prostate Cancer from Growing.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 20, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study, published in Cancer Prevention Research online, finding that men who eat a high-fiber diet might have the potential to control the progression of prostate cancer.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/how-fiber-could-stop-prostate-cancer-from-growing) notes, in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, while in Asian cultures, it does not. This tendency exists despite there being similar rates of this cancer in the populations. The answer is now believed to be dietary fiber.
As the article “How Fiber Could Stop Prostate Cancer from Growing” reports, researchers fed some mice “inositol hexaphosphate” (IP6), a major part of high-fiber diets, while other mice did not receive it. They then used MRI to see how prostate cancer progressed in the two groups.
Noting that the researchers called these “profound” results, the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the tumor volumes were drastically reduced in the presence of a high-fiber diet. This is directly the result of IP6 working against the cancer. What happened was that IP6 kept prostate tumors from producing the new blood vessels necessary for the tumors to supply themselves with energy—no energy, no growth.
According to the article, Asian cultures tend to get more IP6 in their diet than Western cultures do. And this could be a big factor in why prostate cancer doesn’t spread as much in those countries.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article concludes, fiber is a critical part of a well-functioning digestive tract and is known to help shield the body from a wide range of minor to major health conditions.
(SOURCE: Berman-Booty, L., et al., “Suppression of Prostate Epithelial Proliferation and Intraprostatic Pro-Growth Signaling in Transgenic Mice by a New Energy Restriction-Mimetic Agent,” Cancer Prev Res, published online December 28, 2012.)
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