Author: M.D. Ivorra, M.P. D'Ocon, M. Paya and A.Villar Source: Archives of the International Pharmacodyn, v. 296, pp. 224-231, April 1988
A substantive amendment to this systematic review was last made on 19 May 1999.Cochrane reviews are regularly checked and updated if necessary.
Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate, can lead to obstructive and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
By LOIS BAKER
News Services Editor
A plant-based fat abundant in vegetarian diets and shown to inhibit the growth of prostate-and colon-cancer cells in vitro also inhibits the growth in vitro of one line of breast-cancer cells, UB nutrition researchers have found.
The study, presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, showed that the phytosterol B-sitosterol reduced the number of breast-cancer cells grown in a laboratory setting by 66 percent, compared to controls.
B - Sitosterol - Phytochemicals and phytosterolsIMMUNE SYSTEM and T-CELLS
Phytosterols - nature's little helpers;
- The Phytosterols (plant sterols) consists of a natural vegetable extract in which the plant sterols and their glycosides are extracted in the naturally occurring ratios.
- The plant sterols are beta sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. Although these vitamin-like compounds occur naturally in vegetables, due to refinement, many of our