Pomegranate Fruit for Prostate Health

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Pomegranate Fruit for Prostate Health

The antioxidant strength of the phytonutrients in pomegranate fruit allows this fruit to bolster the regulation of the prostate gland cell cycle. As we have seen, strong antioxidants and cell cycle regulators are beneficial to the prostate gland. Indeed, the results of research published recently in Cell Cycle and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA demonstrate that pomegranate fruit phytonutrients help human prostate gland cells regulate their life cycles and functions.12,13

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African Prune Tree (Pygeum africanum) for Prostate Health

References:
12. Malik A, Mukhtar H. Prostate cancer prevention through pomegranate fruit. Cell Cycle 2006;5:371-373.
13. Malik A, Afaq F, Sarfaraz S, Adhami VM, Syed DN, Mukhtar H. Pomegranate fruit juice for chemoprevention and chemotherapy of prostate cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005;102:14813-14818.


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