This new post is lifted from a previous post since Tal-Allen and myself were getting into an interesting discussion concerning this theme.
There many who would like to feel that Nutrition can play a role in the fight against PC, but the research in this area is complex - and it seems that Nutrition can have a stronger role in other cancers, but that PC is much less affected. Tal-Allen asked me to note any examples where invitro or mice/rat experiments show responses to Human PC.
There is a lot of reading to be done to find this information, and we should all expect that - if there was a miracle cure - then we would have found it by now. But it seems the process is complex and it seems probable to me that it is a combination of many nutrition sources which will have an effect. One molecule that has shown promise is Resveratrol - found in red grapes, blueberries, radish and more. Here is a link to one paper describing petridish experiments:
And another which concerns mouse models is:
I myself believe that a healthy lifestyle, with a combination of many foods - mostly as raw as possible, is the best way to take advantage of this type of research until it brings us a better understanding of the whole PC process. We dont have standard GRADE A proof - largely because it is profoundly difficult to arrange for hundreds of people to eat exactly the same except for the difference between the intervention group and the placebo group - and to keep this going over 10 years or more. Its just not going to happen.
We have to eat something - and it seems sensible to include as many natural products as possible which have shown activity in attacking human cancer cells - by helping apoptosis, and/or repression of angiogenesis and inflammation.