Tomatoes could relieve prostate problems

10 June 2013

New health research has revealed that tomatoes reduce age-related prostate enlargement. A study from Queensland, Australia, suggests lycopene, the antioxidant which makes tomatoes red, is the key ingredient. According to scientists, lycopene could help men who are suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms, like taking frequent trips to the toilet and decreased bladder control.

Experts found that men who took a lycopene supplement had significantly better bladder function. Furthermore, their night-time trips to the toilet decreased by more than a third.

Scientists are planning a supplementary study to determine which has greater impact: natural lycopene or synthetic supplements. Additional research presented by Cambridge University indicates that Ateronon, a bio-engineered version of the antioxidant, may be more effective in treating age-related prostate enlargement.

Director of Cambridge University clinical trials unit, Ian Wilkinson, suggested Ateronon could help prevent prostate cancer and disease progression.

To learn more about prostate treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia, a common condition that affects many ageing men, discuss your options with a consultant. Prostate surgery could ease your problems with urination.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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