Is prostate cancer prophylaxis with dietary supplements more than just an illusion? "Beyond the Abstract," by Walter Merkle

BERKELEY, CA ( - Many studies are undertaken to find out whether there is a chance to reduce cancer risk. As the Chinese “coffee study” demonstrates, it is mandatory to examine a very large number of men. The Chinese could find out in half-a-million people that coffee consumption reduces the risk for developing prostate cancer!

In a western country nobody would be able to reproduce these results – e.g., in the widely discussed SELECT study with less than 10 % of the Chinese study population (although for Western situation the SELECT study has relatively as many men controlled) the data were doubtfully as pointed out in the article . Thus I’m in doubt whether we will be able to determine which substance will definitely reduce cancer risk and which is of minor success.

Therefore, we must accept that orientation toward substances can be helpful for reducing cancer risk is the only result we will reach; we have to abandon the aim of 100 % proof.

When reading the article employing this point of view, it shows a sufficient way for many men to potentially reduce their prostate cancer risk.

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Walter Merkle as part of Beyond the Abstract on This initiative offers a method of publishing for the professional urology community. Authors are given an opportunity to expand on the circumstances, limitations etc... of their research by referencing the published abstract.

Fachbereich Urologie II, DKD Helios Klinik Wiesbaden, Stiftung Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik GmbH, Aukammallee 33, 65191, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

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