cancer strikes nearly a quarter of a million men each year,
making it the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Evidence
suggests that male hormones may contribute to the development
of this disease as we age. Studies of dietary antioxidants
have provided encouraging data on the prevention of prostate
cancer, an observation supported by a study published by the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
In the study, various antioxidants were applied to cell
cultures to evaluate their effect on cell growth and other
characteristics. Vitamins C and E decreased cancerous activity
on a cellular level, especially when high doses were administered;
other antioxidants included in the study were not as effective
in suppressing cancer growth.
These findings add to considerable evidence promoting antioxidants
as cancer-fighting agents. Where can you find good sources
of vitamin C and E? Look no further than the produce section
of your local grocery store: fruits and leafy green vegetables
contain significant amounts of these powerful antioxidants.
Your chiropractor can tell you more about what foods to eat
(and what foods to avoid) to ward off disease.
Ripple MO, Henry WF, Schwarze SR, et al. Effect of antioxidants
on androgen-induced AP-1 and NF-kB DNA-binding activity in
prostate carcinoma cells. Journal of the National Cancer
Institute, July 1999: Vol. 91, No. 14, pp1227-32.