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Some Hormone Supplements May Promote Growth Of Prostate Cancer


Some supplements containing the sex hormones testosterone and estradiol could increase the risk of an aggressive prostate cancer, researchers reported. The investigation regarding hormonal supplements was sparked after two men developed prostate cancer after taking the same supplement. The particular men's supplement that caused the cancer also did not have correct labeling of its ingredients, and has been pulled from the market.

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Chinese Supplements Contain Viagra Compound


Chinese-made supplements being marketed in the US for natural treatment of erectile dysfunction were recently found to contain the same active ingredient found in Viagra. The FDA warned consumers not to use these supplements, which are being sold illegally, as the compound could create dangerous conditions such as low blood pressure if combined with certain other medicines unwittingly.

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Testosterone Supplements Not A Risk


A recent study conducted by the Netherlands' Utrecht University found that taking moderate testosterone supplements do not pose a health risk to healthy men. In a double-blind study, 200 men between the ages of 60 and 80 took either testosterone or a placebo, with moderate results. Those who took the supplement had more muscle mass and less fat, the study found.

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Apple-Derived Compound Used To Treat Baldness


A polyphenol compound derived from apples is being used successfully in clinical studies to treat baldness in man. The studies concluded that this compound has double the effectiveness of minoxidil.

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Flaxseed May Slow Growth Of Prostate Tumors


The National Institutes of Health recently conducted a study to see how flaxseed effects the growth of prostate tumors. A group of forty men was divided into three groups. The two groups who were given supplementation had noticeable differences.

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Study Shows That Lycopene Doesn't Cut Risk Of Prostate Cancer


The news that tomatoes could prevent prostate cancer sounded too good to be true, and apparently it was. Lycopene, found mainly in tomatoes and tomato products, had little impact on prostate cancer risk in a new study from the National Cancer Institute and Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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