Without a doubt, POM overstepped the bounds of justifiable claims and got slammed for it by the FDA.
That said, there is at least some evidence that it can help in some cases: "Phase II study of pomegranate juice for men with rising prostate-specific antigen following surgery or radiation for prostate cancer." www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818701
UCLA Med said...
CONCLUSIONS: We report the first clinical trial of pomegranate juice in patients with prostate cancer. The statistically significant prolongation of PSA doubling time, coupled with corresponding laboratory effects on prostate cancer in vitro cell proliferation and apoptosis as well as oxidative stress, warrant further testing in a placebo-controlled study.
Even at $7 per bottle, I'll drink to that.
Authors are at the Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles. Disclosure: research was funded in part by pomegranate growers.
Like so much else about
this disease, the evidence is ambiguous.
Post Edited (proscapt) : 12/12/2010 7:37:37 PM (GMT-7)