Can Prostate Cancer Risk Be Reduced By Bergamia Risso?

Bergamot Juice and Prostate CancerI received a link to this article in my email today – Prostate Cancer Linked to High Triglyceride Levels at Renal & Urology News. They make it pretty clear:

Men aged 60 years or older who have elevated triglyceride levels are at increased risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), according to Japanese investigators. They also are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive PCa.

I had already done some research about Citrus Bergamia Risso, or Bergamot juice extract, and found that it can have a significant effect on triglyceride levels. A study on PubMed, the National Institutes for Health website, shows that Citrus Bergamia juice can affect triglyceride levels.

C. bergamia juice provoked a significant reduction in the plasma levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL, and an increase in HDL levels, versus hyperlipidemic controls (p < 0.05).

The study itself is about protecting the kidneys in people with high cholesterol. The important thing for us that we can take from the study is that C. bergamia can reduce triglycerides in the blood, which according to the Renal & Urology News article should reduce this risk factor for prostate cancer.

Here is one source for bergamia juice extract.

Wayne Woodworth

 

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