Several Substances have been shown to exert a protective effect for the Prostate:
According to a study published last year (1996) in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men who ate tomato sauce and tomatoes were less likely to get prostate cancer than men who hardly ate them.
The tomato sauce was more associated with the protective effect than the tomatoes. The study was conducted by Harvard medical researchers, and the results illustrated that men who ate more pizza, tomato sauce and tomatoes had less incidence of prostatic cancer.
Lycopene, the antioxidant pigment that gives tomatoes their red color is the responsible agent, researchers felt, for this protective effect. In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, according to Sharon Landvik, MS, RD, prostatic cancer was reduced by nearly 45% in the men who ate 10 servings per week of foods based on tomatoes.Selenium:
All this, taken together, indicates that the administration of antioxidants, either through diet and/or drugs, has the possibility to retard or roll back the cancer incidence caused by DNA damage in the prostate or breast. Diet and supplements are the first choice.
|Protection of LDL cholesterol from oxidation|
|Pro-vitamin A activity as a:|
|Maintenance of mucus linings|
|Production of rhodopsin, night vision chemical|
|Lutein and Zeaxanthin||Central retina (macula)|