Men who take natural supplements, this news is for you! Reuters just published an article on two men developing prostrate cancer after ingesting herbal supplements to boost their sexual performance. These men had been taking the supplements for months when they were diagnosed with advanced prostrate cancer. Here’s an excerpt of the article:
Roehrborn’s team became concerned about what they call herbal/hormonal dietary supplements, or HHDSs, after two men developed aggressive and incurable prostate cancer within months of taking the same supplement.
They analyzed the product, which they did not name for legal reasons, and found it contained two hormones — testosterone and estradiol. When they tested it on tumor cells in the lab, they found it fueled the growth of prostate cancer cells more potently than testosterone alone, they reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
Of course, we cannot generalize and say that all natural supplements can cause prostrate cancer. However, the lesson here is that not all natural supplements are safe. Just because something is natural does not mean that it can cause adverse effects of humans. I find it quite alarming because this is the common idea that we have. If something is natural, it should be better than the synthetic concoctions that companies come up with, right? I guess we should all take heed of what happened to these two men. The best way to go would be to consult with your doctor first and see what would be the best course of action for you to take regarding your particular condition and needs.
Originally posted on February 7, 2008 @ 10:46 am