Vitamin E Helps Fight Prostate Cancer

Researchers have identified a constituent of vitamin E which can inhibit the growth of prostate tumors.

Prostate cancer is responsible for more male deaths than any other cancer except lung cancer. Existing chemotherapy and hormonal therapy treatment of prostate cancer fail to kill off the prostate cancer stem cells (CSCs) which are responsible for the regrowth of tumors.

However, a particular form of vitamin E called gamma-tocotrienol can successfully kill off prostate cancer CSCs.

Physorg reports:

“... [I]n animal trials, [gamma-tocotrienol] completely inhibited tumor formation in more than 70 percent of the mice implanted with prostate cancer cells and fed the vitamin E constituent in water. In the remaining cases, tumor regrowth was considerably reduced, while tumors reformed in 100 percent of the control group.”

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