Now a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has uncovered a powerful compound in “turkey-tail” mushrooms, called polysaccharopeptide (PSP) that may be a powerful player in the fight against prostate cancer.
The compound has been shown to be 100% effective for protecting against prostate tumor growth in laboratory rodents.
“In the past, other inhibitors tested in research trials have been shown to be up to 70 percent effective, but we’re seeing 100% of this tumor prevented from developing with PSP,” said lead researcher Patrick Ling.
In the study mice with prostate tumors that were fed PSP over the course of 20 days did not experience any tumor formation, whereas some of those that did not receive the compound were found to have tumors during the evaluation period.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed form of cancer among men in the U.S., following melanoma. More than 220,000 men develop the condition each year, the organization notes.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
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