Do scientific studies support the use of pomegranate?

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.

Dr. Myers discusses scientific studies that show the value of pomegranate for prostate cancer and cardiac blood flow.
Dr. "Snuffy" Myers,
Oncologist

Dr. Myers previously served for 10 years as Chief of the Clinical Pharmacy Branch at the National Cancer Institute. From 1994 to 2002 Dr. Myers was Director of the Cancer Center at the University of Virginia. His laboratory research at the UVA Cancer Center focused on how and why a diet high in animal fat leads to progression in prostate cancer. His research group demonstrated that a fatty acid common in meat, dairy products, and egg yolks promotes the survival and growth of human prostate cancer cells. 

In 2002 Dr. Myers established the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he provides management for prostate cancer patients who often travel to his office from various parts of the U.S. His Blog, Ask Dr. Myers, is widely visited.
Video reviewed and approved by Dr. Myers, August 1, 2015