Boron-rich diets had protected against prostate cancer, according
to a 2004 study by Yan Cui and colleagues at UCLA's Department
of Epidemiology. Knowing that ...
- raised levels of circulating testosterone
and estradiol (two major sex hormones) in the body have been
proposed to modify prostate cancer risk and
- boron has been linked to raised levels of
circulating testosterone and estradiol
... researchers compared the boron intakes of 95 men with prostate
cancer to those of 8,720 healthy controls. After controlling for
other potential risk factors (age, race, education, smoking, body
mass index, dietary caloric intake, and alcohol consumption) increased
dietary boron intake correlated well with a decreased risk of
prostate cancer. Those with the most boron in their food and drink
had been half (49%) as likely to develop prostate cancer as those
with the least.
Larger studies are required before firm conclusions can be drawn.
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