Do scientific studies support the use of pomegranate?
Oncologist Charles “Snuffy” Myers Transcript
Opening Title: Do scientific studies support the use of pomegranate?
…and there’s is a very nice series of papers from UCLA that showed in prostate cancer recurrent after surgery or radiation if the doubling time… if the cancer is doubling slower than every year more than half the patients were able to stop their cancer with just pomegranate… 8 ounces of pomegranate juice. We no longer use the juice since it’s so high in sugar and diabetes is a problem for our patients. We use an extract capsule where the sugar’s been removed. And they’re widely available. I like this also because pomegranate has a number of other health benefits. University of California San Francisco’s cardiology department showed that it would dramatically improve cardiac blood flow in people with ischemic heart disease. And an Israeli study showed it would reduce the stiffness of the artery that accompanied hypertension in Asia. So, here’s a compound that’s entirely safe, and has a benefit. So the risk benefit ratio is astounding, and it is not terribly expensive either.
Closing Title: Pomegranate appears to provide multiple benefits.