Prostate cancer avoidance; how to reduce your risk of having this disease.
Prostate cancer in most men tends to be very slow growing and is usually not life threatening. Over the past few years, many of the growths found in the prostate have been discovered after evaluations, and sometimes from the PSA test, which is being considered less and less to be a reliable test for the disease.
The treatments for the cancer in the past may have included surgical removal, radiation and hormone therapy, all of which have had side effects from incontinence (Many men who were treated 20 years ago are not incontinent and require diapers), and even breast enlargement from the hormones.
Which of these growths which were treated years ago were actually life threatening metastasis vs. possible benign growths which may actually be a normal part of aging we will never know, however, the side effects are devastating and treating something that is possibly a normal part of aging is ridiculous. The fear is that 26 thousand men die of prostate cancer in the USA, which is not a large amount. Keeping things in perspective, we are all going to die of something eventually, but we should reduce our risk whenever we can by using natural means.
The good news is that you can reduce your risk of having prostate cancer using something that is available in your local supermarket; green tea.
According to David Eifrig MD, “A new study from Taiwan found that green tea leaf waste inhibits cancer cell growth. Researchers used the waste (the leftovers from making green tea beverages) on prostate cancer cells, finding that the waste was able to stop cell growth.”
That is great news for our aging male population. It is also postulated that many of the growths come from a reduce usage of the organ as most men age and become less sexually active.
Read more from Dr. Eifrig here
Dr. Eifrig: Try this easy way to help fight prostate cancer
From Dr. David Eifrig, MD, MBA in Retirement Millionaire Daily:
Each year, more than 26,000 men die in the U.S. from prostate cancer.
Just the phrase “œprostate cancer” is enough to scare many men I”™ve met (including a fair number of our readers), especially in Western countries.
Countries like the U.S., Norway, and France have some of the highest prostate cancer rates in the world.
Countries in Southeast and Central Asia, like India and Thailand, have some of the lowest prostate cancer rates.
One possible reason?
A new study from Taiwan found that green tea leaf waste inhibits cancer cell growth. Researchers used the waste (the leftovers from making green tea beverages) on prostate cancer cells, finding that the waste was able to stop cell growth.
This isn”™t the first study to show green tea”™s impact on prostate cancer.
In 2010, researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that an antioxidant called antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells. EGCG even sped up cell death in cancer cells while leaving noncancerous cells unharmed.
In fact, a new randomized-control study (the gold standard for medical research) saw that a compound in green tea actually lowered prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with early stages of prostate cancer.
We need more human studies to determine the effectiveness of green tea in fighting prostate cancer. And these studies don”™t mean you should start drinking gallons of green tea each day.
Too much green tea causes liver damage”¦ even complete liver failure.
And as I”™ve mentioned in the past, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer die from other causes. That”™s because prostate cancer is often a slow-progressing disease. But some men do develop a more aggressive form of cancer. (Read here to learn how to spot the signs if you think you”™re at risk.)
But the side effects of prostate cancer treatments can be more devastating than the disease. So I”™m happy to see studies piling up on the possibility of green tea preventing prostate cancer.
And green tea doesn”™t just help reduce your risk of prostate cancer”¦
The Cancer-Killing Power of Green Tea
According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer, green tea reduces the risk of leukemia in adults. Researchers found that the more green tea people consumed (and the longer they”™d been drinking green tea), the lower their risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
In 2012, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that found women who drank three cups of green tea a week were 14% less likely to suffer from stomach, colon, and throat cancers. Women who kept this routine for 20 years saw a 20% drohttp://thecrux.com/try-this-easy-way-to-help-fight-prostate-cancer/p.
The anticancer properties likely come from EGCG. Green tea also lowers your risk of lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.