Prostate Cancer Supplements

by | Jan 22, 2023 | Articles, Cancer, Conditions, Nutrition, Supplements

In addition to noting the benefits of natural supplements, this study highlights the power of synergy, whereupon combinations of compounds may provide more benefit than the same compounds taken individually.  It also reinforces the idea that eating plant based whole foods is generally better than taking handfuls of supplements.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial evaluating the effect of a polyphenol-rich whole food supplement on PSA progression in men with prostate cancer—the UK NCRN Pomi-T study

“The rationale and hypothesis for selecting the ingredients of this supplement were that as they originate different food sources (fruit, herb, vegetable and leaf), each with their unique profile and concentration of polyphenols, their separate anti-cancer mechanisms, summarised above, could be synergistic yet at the same time their variable composition would avoid over-consumption of one particular phytochemical.”

Dr Greger from Nutrition Facts presentation on the above study

Diet and Prostate Cancer

A study of more than 2,000 men with localized prostate cancer found that eating a primarily plant-based diet was associated with a 47% lower risk that their cancer would progress compared with those who consumed the most animal products.  Men with prostate cancer could significantly reduce the chances of the disease worsening by eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil, according to research by UC San Francisco.

Plant-Based Diets and Disease Progression in Men With Prostate Cancer


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