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Lurking Prostate Cancer, Eating Food High Fiber

Posted by Rifki Hakim Saturday, 12 January 2013


Prostate cancer is listed as number six killer man in the world and number two in the U.S.. Genetic factors, lifestyle or eating habits that can increase the risk of this disease in men. Luckily, a study found that a high fiber diet may slow the progression of this disease.

The team of researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center revealed that the consumption of whole grains and foods derived from plants could potentially control the progression of prostate cancer from an early stage or in other words to stop the growth of tumors.

This conclusion was obtained after the researchers compared the rats fed inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) or a major component of high-fiber diet with rats that did not fed the fiber. Then both groups of rats were scanned for prostate cancer progression.

As a result, truly seen the dramatic reduction in tumor volume due to the effect of IP6 on the growth of blood vessels. Is in charge of the blood vessels to supply energy to the cancer while IP6 can prevent the tumor can not make new blood vessels they need it. In fact in the absence of this energy, the tumor can not grow well. Even treatment with IP6 is suppose may slow prostate cancer to metabolize glucose.

According to Dr. Komal Raina from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, A mechanism used by IP6 to give effect to these metabolic processes such as reducing the amount of a protein called GLUT-4 that functions as a glucose transporter

Another study from the University of California San Fransico also revealed that fiber can play an important role in preventing cancer. Because the men who ate at least 28 servings of vegetables per week have a lower risk of prostate cancer than men who ate less than 14 servings of vegetables each week.

Moreover, many studies have proven that certain vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and bok choy can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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