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Nutrition and Cancer: Can Cranberries Help Treat Prostate Cancer? Find Out What Science Says

Published by on March 16, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Cranberries are a powerful superfood, outranking most other fruits and vegetables with their large amount of disease-fighting phytochemicals. And it turns out that cranberries may benefit certain aspects of cancer treatment, too. Cranberry Powder Lowers Serum PSA in Prostate Cancer Patients In 2016, a study was conducted on the benefits of cranberry powder, involving 64 patients with prostate cancer. The patients were divided into two arms: the cranberry group and control (placebo) group. The cranberry group received 1500 mg of dry cranberry fruit powder for at least 21 days before having surgery (radical prostatectomy). Significantly, the cranberry arm experienced a 22.5% decrease in prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a measure of disease progression, compared to just 0.9% in the placebo arm. Additionally, blood levels of gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GT),...
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