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Study shows pomegranate extract may slow prostate tumor growth

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Men who have received positive PSA test results for potential prostate cancer may benefit from getting more pomegranate into their diet. A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers shows that an extract of the fruit may be able to slow prostate cancer growth, according to Renal and Urology News.

The findings confirm the result of several earlier studies, which showed that pomegranates and their extracts may have potent tumor-fighting properties.

For the present study, the researchers assigned 92 men with prostate cancer to receive either a high, medium or low dose of pomegranate extract. They then administered PSA tests to the participants throughout the course of the study.

While there was no difference in PSA tests results between men in the various groups, PSA levels on average for all participants rose more slowly than would normally be expected, according to the news source.

The findings help confirm several previous studies, which all showed a correlation between pomegranate consumption and slower prostate cancer growth, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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