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The prostate cancer prevention superfood

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM

British researchers have scientifically proven that the combination of broccoli, turmeric, green tea, and pomegranate helps fight prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men around the world.

Professor Robert Thomas, who works as an oncologist at Bedford Hospital and Addenbrooke's, part of Cambridge University Hospitals, and team conducted a six-month human study involving 203 adult males, all of them with prostate cancer.

The men were split into two groups: the essence of pomegranate, turmeric, green tea, and broccoli group and the placebo group.

They all took a capsule each day, with either the target ingredients (called 'Pomi-T') or placebo. After six months, the researchers found that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were 63 per cent lower among those taking capsules containing essence of pomegranate, turmeric, green tea, and broccoli, compared to those in the placebo group. Not only did the Pomi-t capsules significantly control PSA levels, there were also virtually no adverse effects.

PSA is a protein produced by prostate cells. A blood test can measure PSA levels, which may help detect early prostate cancer.

"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," said Thomas.

The pomegranate, green tea, turmeric, and broccoli combination have been dried, concentrated and put into a convenient capsule called 'Pomi-T', now available on the market.

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