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Prostate Cancer and Dietary Supplements

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Can Natural Dietary Supplements Really Impact Prostate Cancer?

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Can Natural Dietary Supplements Really Impact Prostate Cancer? Edited from PCRI Insights February 2007, vol. 10, no. 1 By Jacek Pinski, M.D., PhD. (Medical Oncologist) Assistant Professor of M READ MORE
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Hormonal Dietary Supplements and Prostate Cancer by GLORIA GAMAT on January 16th, 2008 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that hormonal components in OTC dietary supplements may promote the progression of prostate cancer and decrease the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs. According to Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of urology at UT Southwestern and one of the study’s authors: “Physicians need to ask their patients not only about the prescription drugs they may be taking, but — perhaps even more importantly — about the over-the-counter drugs and supplements, which may have a profound impact on certain health conditions.” Dietary supplements in question here are the ones used to develop stronger muscles and enhance sexual performance (brand names not mentioned). After hormone analysis, it was revealed that such supplements contain testosterone and estradiol (a sex hormone more potent stimulator of cancer-cell growth than testosterone. Appear today in a Clinical Cancer Research issue, the findings reaffirm the importance of cancer patients informing their doctors about any herbal or hormonal dietary supplements they are taking or considering taking. Find more details from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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