19-Jan-2018 By Tim Cutcliffe
Genetic factors combined with a high-fat diet (HFD) could lead to the spread of prostate cancer to other sites in the body, according to recent mouse data.
09-Nov-2017 By Tim Cutcliffe
Intake of dietary isoflavones showed an association with advanced prostate cancer, but not early disease, according to a recent study in International Journal of Cancer.
11-Apr-2016 By Will Chu
Low selenium levels could lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer, a study has concluded.
01-Jun-2015 By Nathan Gray
Consumption of a green tea extract has been suggested to reduce rates of cancer in certain indiviuals while reducing levels of the cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA), say researchers.
19-Mar-2015 By Niamh Michail
Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells, say scientists – challenging a 2013 study which claimed omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer by 71%.
22-Sep-2014 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.
21-Jul-2014 By Stephen Daniells
Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin C may offer some colorectal benefits, according to a new analysis from Harvard researchers.
Dispactches from Vitafoods Europe 2014
29-May-2014 By Nathan Gray
A polyphenol-rich supplement containing broccoli, green tea, tumeric, and pomegranete - a combination known as pomi-t - could have significant clinical benefits for men with prostate cancer, according to new data.
05-May-2014 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Vitamin D deficiency may be an indicator in the diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer, according to researchers.
27-Feb-2014 By Stephen DANIELLS
Growth in fish oil sales have been described by the CEO of Vitamin Shoppe as ‘softening’, while data from GOED indicates that 12 million users have left the category in the US, so is the omega-3 sector in decline?
25-Nov-2013 By Nathan Gray
A low-fat diet in combination with supplementation with omega-3 rich fish oil may be associated with lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances and reduced cell progression scores in men with prostate cancer, research has suggested.
27-Aug-2013 By Nathan Gray
Consumption of more than four cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression, suggest researchers.
15-Jul-2013 By Alan Ruth, PhD
Reaction to last week’s study linking omega-3 with prostate cancer have been vociferous and near-unanimous in condemning its methods and conclusions. Here Alan Ruth, PhD, and CEO of the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), explains why that condemnation...
12-Jul-2013 By Nathan Gray
A raft of industry and academic experts have slammed the publication of a recent study claiming to 'confirm' a link between long-chain omega-3s and an increased risk of prostate cancer - arguing that the authors conclusions are overblown and...
Vegetable fats could help men with prostate cancer live longer: Study
12-Jun-2013 By Nathan Gray
Men with prostate cancer can significantly improve their survival chances by switching from diets rich in animal fat and carbohydrates to ones rich in vegetable fats, say researchers.
Vitamin E anti-cancer mechanism mooted by researchers
15-Mar-2013 By Nathan Gray
The supposed anti-cancer effects of vitamin E have been long suggested. Now researchers believe they may have identified a key mechanism behind these properties.
Special edition: Innovations in minerals
24-Jan-2013 By Hank Schultz
Looking back, 2013 could well become known as selenium’s breakthrough year, two major suppliers of the ingredient say.
10-Jan-2013 By Nathan Gray
The compound believed to one of the ‘active ingredients’ in a high-fibre diet could have clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease, suggest researchers.
12-Dec-2012 By Stephen DANIELLS
Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 and omega-3 may offer potential prostate benefits by reducing levels of a PSA, linked to prostate cancer risk, says a new study.
23-Oct-2012 By Nathan Gray
High dietary intake of plant flavonoids cut slash the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by up to 25%, according to data from new research.
24-Apr-2012 By Nathan Gray
Dietary vitamin E in the form of gamma- and delta- tocopherol could be beneficial in battling and even reducing the risk of certain cancers, however the alpha- form commonly used in supplements has no such benefits, say researchers.
Curcumin may slow tumour growth: Study
13-Feb-2012 By Nathan Gray
Intake of curcumin at ‘physiologically attainable’ doses could help to slow the development of prostate cancers by jamming receptors linked to cancer tumour growth, say researchers.
07-Feb-2012 By Elaine Watson
A federal judge in California has given the green light to a class action lawsuit filed in 2009 alleging that healthcare giant Bayer misled shoppers by claiming its men’s vitamins could support prostate health.
27-Oct-2011 By Nathan Gray
A low-fat diet supplemented with fish oil pills may slow the growth of prostate cancer cells human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional high-fat Western diet, according to new research.
Genistein supplement shows prostate cancer potential
27-Sep-2011 By Nathan Gray
Supplementation with a synthetic version of the soy isoflavone genistein could reduce tissue biomarkers of prostate cancer after just a few weeks, according to new research.
Genetic differences may affect vitamin E – cancer relationship
03-Aug-2011 By Nathan Gray
The effects of vitamin E status on the risk of prostate cancer may be modulated by genetic differences in enzymes that control oxidative stress, according to new research.
Selenium may reduce prostate cancer markers: Study
23-Feb-2011 By Nathan Gray
Supplementation with selenium glycinate may increase the activities of related plasma enzymes, and reduce the levels of an important marker for the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study that contradicts current thinking.
Study supports prostate cancer benefits of tocotrienols
30-Jul-2010 By Lorraine Heller
The link between Vitamin E and cancer benefits has received extra backing from a new study, which found that a mix of different forms of the vitamin helped prevent prostate tumor growth in mice.
Review backs flaxseed lignans' cancer fighting potential
03-May-2010 By Staff Reporter
Flaxseed lignans might offer protection against breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancers while the soluble fibre they contain could help maintain steady blood sugar levels, found a review of research into the seed.
Coffee may boost prostate health: Study
11-Dec-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intake of coffee may reduce the risk of lethal and advanced prostate cancers by 60 per cent, according to new findings from the US.
Pomegranate’s prostate protection potential grows
27-Oct-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The anti-prostate cancer effects of pomegranate and its extracts may be related to stopping an enzyme in the liver which processes environmental carcinogens, says a new study.
Gene study allays folate-prostate cancer fears
14-Sep-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Folate levels are not linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to results of a gene study and meta-analysis from the UK.
Fortified broccoli, tomato powders show anti-prostate cancer power
06-Aug-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Biofortification of broccoli and tomatoes may lead to increased levels of potentially anti-cancer compounds, according to results of an American study.
Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer recurrence: Study
28-Apr-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer could benefit from drinking pomegranate juice, according to findings of a new study from the US.
Vitamin K and prostate cancer – study supports benefits
31-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
An improved vitamin K2 status may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, suggest results from German scientists that build the science linking the vitamin to improved prostate health.
Omega-3 may protect prostates from cancer: Study
25-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against advanced prostate cancer, according to new research from the University of California San Francisco.
Vitamin E, selenium may alter genes in prostate cancer: Study
26-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Selenium and vitamin E may offer protection against prostate cancer by changing the expression of certain genes in prostates linked to tumours, says a new study from Texas.
Study supports pomegranate’s anti-prostate cancer potential
06-Jan-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The potential of pomegranate extracts and juices to protect against prostate cancer may be due to direct interaction with genes, according to a new study.
No effects of selenium and vitamins in prostate cancer clinical trials
The prostate cancer trials: SELECT, PHSII
10-Dec-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Daily supplements of vitamin E, vitamin C, or selenium, alone or in combination, may not lower the risk of prostate cancer, according to two new high-profile studies.
Industry reacts to selenium, vitamin trials
The prostate cancer trials: SELECT, PHSII
10-Dec-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Two high-profile clinical trials have reported that selenium and the vitamins C and E are ineffective against prostate cancer. But questions are being asked over the study design.
Oily fish may boost prostate cancer survival rate: Study
24-Nov-2008 By Stephen Daniells
An increased intake of fish and omega-3-rich seafood may improve prostate cancer survival by 38 per cent, according to a new study.
Rehydrating tomatoes boosts anti-cancer punch: study
29-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The anti-cancer activity of tomatoes, particularly in the prostate,
could be boosted by dehydrating and then rehydrating the fruit,
suggests a new study with rats.
Prostates protected by vitamin D: study
14-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The benefits of vitamin D for prostates may be due to the action of
the vitamin on a specific gene, suggests new research that deepens
our understanding of how nutrients and genes interact.
Lignans' prostate cancer protection gets study boost
13-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The lignan metabolite enterolactone may prevent the spread of
prostate cancer by acting at the genetic level, suggests new
research that deepens our understanding of the topic.
UK supplements maker rapped for misleading adverts
11-Apr-2008 By Shane Starling
A UK company has been told to remove UK press adverts that implied
it was a medical institution when it is merely a supplements
Vitamin K2 linked to lower prostate cancer risk
09-Apr-2008 By Stephen Daniells
An increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35 per cent, suggest results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).
Study suggests soy stops prostate cancer spread
17-Mar-2008 By Jess Halliday
A new animal study has added to a body of research suggesting that
soy could prove helpful in the fight against prostate cancer
spreading to other parts of the body.
Give up multivitamins, Harvard warns
28-Feb-2008 By Alex McNally
A report has suggested people should stop taking multivitamins
while further work is carried out on folic acid's relationship to
Lycopene's anti-cancer benefits extend to colon: study
19-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The carotenoid lycopene from tomato may interfere with levels of a
hormone associated with an increase in the risk of colorectal
cancer, suggests a Dutch study.
Lycopene, zinc linked to better prostate health
11-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Lycopene, zinc and vitamin D show a 'weak association' for
protection against benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition
said to affect more than half of all men over the age of 50,
suggests a new study.