Scientists have discovered how a handful of so-called superfoods can help fight prostate cancer.
They say broccoli and pomegranate have been scientifically proven to help combat the disease, along with the spice turmeric and green tea.
The British findings have been presented at a cancer conference in Chicago, after a six-month trial, PA reports.
It involved just over 200 men with prostate cancer and showed that prostate-specific antigen or PSA levels of those who took a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli were 63% lower than those who did not.
The PSA is a level of the protein produced by the prostate gland that is an indicator of prostate cancer.
Professor Robert Thomas, a consultant oncologist at Addenbrooke and Bedford hospitals, said: “Healthy eating and lifestyle is the main way of helping to combat the development of cancer but men can now also turn to a whole food supplement which has been shown to work.”
The men in the trial were split into two groups – those who took the capsule and those who took a placebo.
As well as the large clinical effect on PSA, the study also showed there were virtually no adverse effects and significantly fewer men proceeded to potentially toxic therapies at the end of the study.
Acknowledgements: Radio NZ News