Selenium for prostrate

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    Feb 14, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    "Laboratory studies have reported several potential mechanisms for selenium's beneficial effects in prostate cancer, including decrease in androgen receptors and PSA production, antioxidant effects, angiogenesis inhibition, or apoptosis.It is not known if selenium is helpful in men who already have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to prevent progression or recurrence of disease. It does appear that selenium may not be beneficial in those with elevated PSA levels, or with normal/high selenium levels. It remains unclear whether men at risk (or all men) should have their serum selenium values measured; results of the SELECT study may provide additional guidance. There is evidence that low selenium levels are associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and several mechanisms for the beneficial effects of selenium supplementation have been suggested.In the NPC trial, no benefits were seen in reducing the risk of colorectal or lung cancers. Although an overall reduction in cancer risk was observed, it is not clear which specific types of cancer besides prostate cancer prevention may benefit."
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    Feb 14, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Let me check on this with my prostate online support group. The head of the group is very up on research cuz his PC keeps coming back.

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    Feb 15, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    It's prostate.
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    Feb 25, 2008 5:34 AM GMT
    I was reading an article a few months ago about selenium and cancer. The article said that selenium is used in the repair of cell damage and cell production and that if there isn't enough selenium it can cause cells to make mistakes in the order of protiens in the cell nucleus leading to cancerous cells. I can't remember the precise date but it was in News Max.