Beta-Sitosterol and Your Prostate Health

05 July 2012

For men who are suffering from prostate related symptoms and are seeking for safe alternative therapies, beta-sitosterol may be the answer. Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol found in several everyday foods and has effectively been shown to - * Inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells and can even destroy the cells through protein phosphatase. * Decrease inflammation by [...]

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Prostatitis and Your Diet

12 May 2012

Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It can cause abnormal urinary frequency and urgency, painful urination and ejaculation and if left untreated, chronic, recurrent symptoms. This common disorder affects approximately 10% of men. In addition to medication and nutritional supplements, certain diet additions can help alleviate the symptoms of and prevent [...]

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Chemicals in Plastics May Increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer

12 May 2012

A chemical found in babies’ bottles, as well as many other plastics, has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, warns scientists. In experiments, newborn rats were fed bisphenol A, which is a building block of many commonly used plastics.  The results showed that these rats were more likely to develop pre-cancerous cells as [...]

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The Importance of Knowing Your Baseline PSA For Prostate Health

19 April 2012

If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, then your urologist most likely provided you with a PSA score. The PSA baseline score is your prostate specific antigen at the time of your first measurement of the antigen. This baseline is important because subsequent PSA values that are higher than the baseline [...]

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Prostate Cancer Patients on ADT Not Affected by Provenge

05 March 2012

A recent study, led by Tomasz Beer, MD, Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, found that prostate cancer (PCa) patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and receiving sipuleucel-T (Provenge) have no adverse outcomes in terms of quality of life.  These findings were presented at [...]

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Gene Test Effectively Predicts Presence of nearby Prostate Cancer

13 February 2012

Data from a large group of tissue samples showed that gene expression in prostate stroma predicted the presence of nearby cancer with 97% overall accuracy.  Stroma adjacent to or near prostate tumors expressed genes significantly differently from normal stroma. In a recent issue of Cancer Research, it was reported that the correlation between stromal gene expression [...]

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No Significant Association Found Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Cardiovascular Death

16 January 2012

Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality according to evaluation of mortality data in a large registry of men treated for prostate cancer. ADT is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.  Some studies have shown that it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but other studies have [...]

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Pre-op Counseling For Prostate Surgery Not Effective

09 January 2012

Researchers have found that over half of men undergoing radical prostatectomy have unrealistic expectations about some of the outcomes. Daniela Wittmann, MSW, and colleagues at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan found that despite a pre-operative education program, 61 percent of men expected the same or better sexual function a year [...]

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Saturation Biopsy Detects More Cancers

02 January 2012

According to a new report, analysis of 20 to 24 biopsy cores is superior to analysis of 12 to 14 cores for detecting prostate cancer in men who’ve had a normal prostate biopsy in the past. J. Stephen Jones, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio said, “We have shown that transrectal saturation biopsy is as easy and [...]

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Weight Loss Increases Libido in Obese Men with Type 2 Diabetes

26 December 2011

A small Australian clinical study showed that sexual function improved significantly and quickly in obese men with type 2 diabetes after weight loss with reduced-calorie diets.  For 31 men who lost five percent to ten percent of their body weight in eight weeks, erectile function, sexual desire, and urinary symptoms all improved significantly.  According to [...]

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