IP6 slows prostate tumors

Asian and Western men develop prostate cancer at the same rate, but it rarely progresses in Asians. Diet may be the difference. Mice with prostate cancer were given IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate, a high fiber nutrient common in the Asian diet) for 14 weeks and researchers saw dramatically reduced tumor size. Doctors said IP6 inhibited new blood vessels tumors need to grow.

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