Can Resveratrol Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Saturday, August 08, 2009
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Resveratrol is repeatedly in the headlines as a potent anti-aging nutrient and I have written about this extensively in my article, Is Resveratrol the Fountain of Youth?  A new cell study shows that resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function.1 can block the transition of cancer cells into the form that becomes aggressive prostate cancer that is more likely to kill.

This study builds on earlier prostate cancer cell research2 that showed prostate cancer cell suppression and the induction of death signals in various types of prostate cancer cells.  The new research shows that resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function. communicates to the core gene signal, NF-kappaB Protein complex that controls DNA transcription and is involved with cellular responses to stress, cytokines, free radicals, UV radiation, oxidized LDL, and infections. , turning it down so as to turn down the key molecular mechanism involved in the progression of prostate cancer (the overexpression of NF-kappaB Protein complex that controls DNA transcription and is involved with cellular responses to stress, cytokines, free radicals, UV radiation, oxidized LDL, and infections. ).

In addition to this specific action of resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function. in prostate cancer cells, resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function. is now in wide-ranging research for general cancer prevention.

As I have previously pointed out, the common doses of resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function. that show benefit and safety in animal studies range from 2.5 mg – to 10 mg per kilogram.  This translates to an approximate dose range of 150 mg – 700 mg per day for a 150 pound adult, a sensible and safe dose range until more data is in.

It is generally assumed that most nutrients have inherent wisdom, meaning that they can help knock out cancer cells while keeping healthy cells alive – which is certainly true for resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function..  However, it is possible that very high doses of resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function.3 may be able to induce cell death in healthy cells instead of the generally assumed anti-aging benefit.  Until more human data is in, I would keep the dose to no more than 1000 mg per day.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Resveratrol and Prostate Cancer  Anticancer Res.  Hsieh TC.
  2. ^ Resveratrol as an Anti-Cancer Nutrient  Arch Biochem Biophys.  Athar M, Back JH, Kopelovich L, Bickers DR, Kim AL.
  3. ^ Resveratrol and Cell Death  Mol Nutr Food Res.  Shakibaei M, Harikumar KB, Aggarwal BB.

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