Green Tea May Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth – Renal and Urology News

Drinking green tea may play a role in the inhibition of prostate cancer tumor growth, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research in Anaheim, Calif.

via Green Tea May Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth – Renal and Urology News.

Green tea is one of the drinks that I think is helpful for men with prostate cancer.  This study showed intracellular changes seen in prostate cancer cells in men that were drinking it.

Celebrex and Green tea

UroToday – Green Tea and COX-2 Inhibitors Combine to Slow Growth of Prostate

BERKELEY, CA ( – Drinking a nice warm cup of green tea has
long been touted for its healthful benefits, both real and anecdotal.
But now researchers have found that a component of green tea, combined
with low doses of a COX-2 inhibitor, could slow the spread of human
prostate cancer.

In the March 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, researchers from
University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrate that low doses of the COX-2
inhibitor celecoxib, administered with a green tea polyphenol called
pigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), can slow the growth of human prostate
cancer. Their experiments were performed in cell cultures and in a mouse
model for the disease.

Summary of foods that may be prostate protective – Colorful eats cut risk of some cancer
The same foods that prevent prostate cancer probably slow cancer down.
The problem is that there have not been good studies yet that show exactly which foods or vitamins help.

The nice thing about this article is it tells which foods have substances that may help:

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