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Revealed: This common spice should be the latest addition to your prostate cancer protection plan

by , 21 January 2013

Prostate cancer affects one in six men – that’s about 180,000 men in South Africa this year alone. And that’s why prostate protection should be top of your list of things to do this year. Now studies show that a common spice in your pantry could have a place in your prostate protection arsenal too.

For centuries, we’ve been using ginger to alleviate nausea in pregnant women, chemo patients and even those who get car sick. It’s even used to soothe sore throats.
 
And now prostate protection has been added to ginger’s long list of medicinal uses, states a first of its kind study run by Georgia State University. 
 
It all started when the university’s associate professor of Biology, Ritu Aneja, discovered that ginger extract had significant effects in stopping the growth of cancer cells, as well as in inducing cell death in a spectrum of prostate cancer cells” reports Medical News Today.
 
The study also showed that ginger had the ability to shrink cancer tumours by up to 60%.
 
How much ginger should you be taking to protect yourself against prostate cancer?
 
The best thing that came out of this study is that you only need 100g of whole ginger per day to get these benefits. Further research on the effects of ginger is now being done for breast and cervical cancer too.
 
Since the prevalence of prostate cancer is so high, maintaining a healthy prostate is important for all men, including those under the age of 60. And thanks to this new study protecting your prostate may be easier than ever before. 
 
For more natural ways to prevent and halt the spread of prostate cancer also read:

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