High fibre foods slow prostate cancer progression
Yet again, a plant-based wholefood diet – rich in natural fibres – has shown powerful affects against cancer growth.
The University researchers found that a natural fibre compound [found in abundance in natural plant-based wholefood diets], could play a part in stopping the progression of prostate cancer. They found that inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) prevented progression of prostate cancer in mice.
“The study’s results were really rather profound. We saw dramatically reduced tumor volumes, primarily due to the anti-angiogenic effects of IP6”
Komal Raina, Ph.D.
The researchers found that giving mice this compound prevented new blood vessels from being formed, stopping the tumors from gaining the energy needed to grow and progress.
This study follows a large 2011 human meta-analysis as published in the British Medical Journal, showing a high-fibre diet lowering colorectal cancer risk.
Study by Komal Raina, Ph.D., a research instructor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, as published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, 2013. As reported by The Huffington Post on January 13, 2013.