Study: Vitamin E Extract Can Significantly Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
November 5, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
Individuals who suffer from prostate cancer could add healthy alternatives to their diet, as new research shows that Vitamin E can help in combating this disease.
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia recently discovered that a particular molecule in vitamin E, known as gamma-tocotrienol (y-T3) can reduce the risk for recurring tumors.
The researchers from QUT conducted a study in which mice who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer were fed y-T3 extract. As a result, tumor regrowth was significantly reduced in 70 percent of the subjects.
Patrick Ling, lead investigator of the study, said that aside from his team's research, previous studies have found that y-T3 in vitamin E "is also effective in suppressing other types of cancer, including breast, colon, liver and gastric."
The scientists noted that although y-T3 is not found in every form of vitamin E, things like palm oil, which is a natural extract from the fruits of palm trees, is rich in vitamin E that contains y-T3.
Although further research is needed, people could improve their health by adding nutritional supplements, like vitamin E, into their diet.