Thread: Interesting Article
11-12-2002, 06:57 AM #1
Hey bros, i found this interesting article on another forum. (killerdice)
Flaxseed Helps Against Prostate Cancer in Mice
Mon Nov 11, 7:30 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mice fed plenty of flaxseed seemed to be protected against the worst forms of prostate cancer (news - web sites), which suggests flaxseed contains some protective components, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Flaxseed is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and compounds known as lignans, all of which may play a role in protecting against cancer and perhaps also heart disease.
A team at Duke University Medical Center fed large amounts of flaxseed to mice that were genetically engineered to develop prostate cancer. They compared them to genetically engineered mice that were not fed any flaxseed.
About 3 percent of the mice did not develop prostate cancer at all and the rest had smaller tumors that were less likely to spread, thy reported in the journal Urology.
"Tumors in the untreated control group were twice the size of tumors in the flaxseed group," Dr. Xu Lin, who led the study, said in a statement.
"The tumors were also less aggressive in the flaxseed group, and two of the mice in the flaxseed group did not develop prostate cancer at all."
Other research has suggested that men who eat flaxseed have lower levels of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by prostate cells that is now used as a test for prostate cancer. The higher the levels, the more likely it is that a man has prostate cancer.
"We are cautiously optimistic about these findings," urologist Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, who helped lead the study, said in a statement.
"The amount of flaxseed given to each mouse was 5 percent of its total food intake, which would be a very difficult amount for humans to eat, but it does signal that we are on the right track and need to continue research in this area."
The team is now doing a study in men with prostate cancer.
About 30,000 U.S. men die every year of prostate cancer, the second biggest cancer killer of men after lung cancer.
11-12-2002, 08:01 AM #2Member
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Thanks for bringing the knowledge brother !!
11-12-2002, 08:03 AM #3
og, sup bro? thanks for the article, nice.
11-12-2002, 08:30 AM #4
Ur welcome bros! dj, alls well bro. How things with u?
11-12-2002, 08:59 AM #5
What’s up bro? I've been away a while,,, F***ing work!!
I think I read somewhere that Fish oil actually works better but some people tend to have allergic reactions to it so they started producing Flaxseed oil as an alternate source of omega-3 fatty acid. And too much flaxseed oil can raise your cholesterol as well.
Just playing devils advocate!!
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