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I had a hard time deciding if this article should go under cancer or men's health.  I think the information on prostate health can also be preventative so here it is. I think this is a subject that men generally fear (testing),and ignore.


 For a Healthy Prostate, Turn Up the Heat

By Jon Herring

If you're looking for a way to protect your prostate, look south of the border. New research shows that hot peppers can cause prostate cancer cells to "commit suicide."

A group of doctors at the University of California at Los Angeles found that the active ingredient in hot peppers - capsaicin (kap-SAY-sin) - caused 80 percent of active prostate cancer cells in mice to follow a pathway that led to cell death. What's more, the tumors of the mice that consumed the hot pepper extract were one-fifth the size of the tumors in the untreated mice.

According Dr. Soren Lehmann, who led the study, capsaicin also has "a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture." And the hotter, the better. The more heat you can take, the more benefit you'll get.

Can't take the heat? No problem. Cayenne pepper capsules - which are loaded with capsaicin - are available at your local health food store.

And, by the way,. hot peppers are also a powerful anti-inflammatory. And they are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, and potassium.





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