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I have read that taking gamma tocotrienols targets prostate cancer stem cells. Is this true?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

There's lots of smoke but no fire.
Every study has been done in cell culture, and nothing is proven in humans. I did a quick search and the top hits are people selling the supplements. For a scientific answer, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11937432.

In brief: No

There's lots of smoke but no fire.
Every study has been done in cell culture, and nothing is proven in humans. I did a quick search and the top hits are people selling the supplements. For a scientific answer, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11937432.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Dietary Vit E & CAP

Attempts to find benefit of tocotriences in cell cultures have been promising, though existing data on alpha-tocopherol in vitro and in vivo suggest an increase in prostate cancer risk (http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21990298). If you have a strong family history, discuss with your md the possible use of finasteride, the only proven chemoprevention for prostate cancer.

In brief: Dietary Vit E & CAP

Attempts to find benefit of tocotriences in cell cultures have been promising, though existing data on alpha-tocopherol in vitro and in vivo suggest an increase in prostate cancer risk (http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21990298). If you have a strong family history, discuss with your md the possible use of finasteride, the only proven chemoprevention for prostate cancer.
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

Please do not believe everything you read.
Refer to reputable sources like cancer.Gov or uptodate.Com for your medical information.

In brief: Unlikely

Please do not believe everything you read.
Refer to reputable sources like cancer.Gov or uptodate.Com for your medical information.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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