Does resveratrol show activity against prostate cancer?

Does resveratrol show activity against prostate cancer?

Oncologist Charles “Snuffy” Myers Transcript

Opening Title: Does resveratrol show activity against prostate cancer?

Probably the most interesting supplement is resveratrol, the active ingredient in red wine, and this has become exciting because across there are multiple animal models of aging, and across most of those models resveratrol diminishes many of the side effects of aging and can actually prolong survival life span in a number of animals. And in randomized control trials in humans, in diabetics, resveratrol by itself reduced blood pressure by about 10 points…made insulin work much better so diabetic drugs were able to be reduced …. We’ve even seen insulin requiring diabetics be able to cut their dose in half or come off insulin with this. Well, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension are big problems in prostate cancer patients. So again you have a compound that in the lab shows stunning activity against prostate cancer. Well, suppressing the common diseases of aging that men with prostate cancer also have. … so resveratrol is a very exciting compound with many benefits… it’s as powerful as many prescription drugs. In terms of basic science resveratrol is one of the hottest topics in basic science research…

Closing Title: Resveratrol demonstrates activity against prostate cancer

Dr. Myers discusses the value of resveratrol for various conditions including prostate cancer.
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