Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2005 02:01 pm
This study was done by people owning a pomegranate company. But, there are a lot of articles about it being good for the health on the net.

Pomegranate Juice for Prostate Cancer
By Anthony J. Brown, MD, May 25, 2005
In men with recurrent prostate cancer, drinking 8 ounces per day of pomegranate juice significantly increases the time it takes for prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels to rise, according to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Antonio.

Before the men in the study began consuming pomegranate juice, the average PSA doubling time, a measure of tumor activity, was 15 months, lead author Dr. Allan J. Pantuck, from the University of California at Los Angeles, told Reuters Health. "The average time after treatment was 37 months. So, there was almost a 2-year increase in the doubling time."

Pomegranate juice contains a number of antioxidants thought to have anti-cancer effects, Pantuck noted. In addition, the juice contains estrogen-like plant substances called phytoestrogens that could be useful in combatting prostate cancer, in particular.

Based on encouraging results in cell culture and in animal models of prostate cancer, Pantuck said his team decided to conduct a clinical trial of pomegranate juice in 48 men with rising PSA levels after surgery or radiation therapy for their malignancy. As noted, the subjects were instructed to consume 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily.

Pomegranate juice therapy was well tolerated and no serious adverse effects were reported.

In addition to the beneficial increase in PSA doubling time, in vitro testing showed decreased cancer cell division and proliferation and increased cancer cell death. Urine testing confirmed the presence of pomegranate antioxidants in all men.

Given these promising findings, Pantuck noted that a multicenter phase III randomized trial is now in the works.

The study was funded by the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Trust, which own the POM Wonderful pomegranate juice company.
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Aphrodisia
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 03:21 am
I tried to get on the POM bandwagon a couple of months ago. I had read about all the antioxident benefits that this juice gives, and who wouldn't want radiant, glowing skin like Nicole Kidman(she was the one endorsing the drink in the article I read). Honestly, the only effect I got from it was cramps. In all fairness, I only drank it for about 2-3 weeks, and I'm sure someone would need to incorporate it into their daily lifestyle for a while before they receive the benefits.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 04:34 am
I did not know it was that good for you. I started drinking it when I was told to in a dream. I often have dreams where I am told to eat a certain fruit or seeds. I never question it just do it.

Thanks for the information Edgar
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 06:08 am
I drink the juice daily, eat a variety of berries, eat flax seed, etc. The trick is the right quantities, all on schedules, otherwise there is not time or stomache room for so much good stuff.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 06:29 am
I do not follow a regiment, I eat or drink it when I find it in the supermarket, or other markets. I do not take any kind of health food tablets, or vitamins.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 06:48 am
Ah, but you ain't 63, trying to regain what's been lost.
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flushd
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 06:53 am
This makes some good sense. Interesting.
Plus, pomegranate tastes good!

How is your regime working, edgar? I admire dedication to health like that.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 07:58 am
Well, at 63 I look and feel better than I did at 50. There is no fountain of youth, of course, but, now I think of it, an acquaintance did ask me if I had found one. He he.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 08:36 am
I pay $3.99 for a 16-ounce plastic funky looking bottle. The only reason I mind paying that much is because the bottle is plastic, and I hate plastic.

How much do you pay for it Edgar?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 12:16 pm
I buy a large glass bottle for about ten bucks, I guess. Enough to have 8 ozs a day for not quite a week. I'm at work and can't be more precise. I get mine at HEB groceries in Tomball.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 12:18 pm
I have not seen the large glass bottles around here. I'm going to ask around.

Thanks Edgar
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