No mortality benefit from dietary supplements … says Harvard and Tufts

The issue of whether routine use of dietary supplements has any meaningful therapeutic benefit has long been a controversial issue (and we don’t expect that to change as a result of what appears below, but …) … READ MORE …

Is it possible that testosterone supplements could actually reduce risk for prostate cancer?

According to a report on the MedPage Today web site, three presentations given at the recently completed annual meeting of the American Urological Association addressed prostate cancer risk among men taking testosterone supplements. … READ MORE …

Testosterone treatment in aging men with hypogonadism

Testosterone levels tend to fall in most men as we age. This is hardly new information! An article this week in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that treatment with testosterone gels is appropriate for aging men with low testosterone levels (hypogonadism). … READ MORE …

“Our study confirmed our suspicion” that “these pills were junk.”

According to what appears to have been a pretty forthright presentation at the ongoing annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), many commonly used men’s health and prostate supplements weren’t helping prostate cancer patients. … READ MORE …

Other items from the annual meeting of the AUA

A combination of travel and other commitments made it difficult for your sitemaster to complete his summaries of significant information presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), so here’s the final wrap-up. … READ MORE …

But one OTC supplement prevents, treats prostate cancer successfully (in mice)

Having pointed out (again) that over-use of many dietary supplements can increase risk for cancer (prostate cancer included), we felt it only fair to also point out that some recent data suggest than one over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement seems to have the opposite effect on prostate cancer … in laboratory mice. … READ MORE …

The Prostate Health Cocktail in management of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer

A newly published paper by some highly regarded researchers provides data from a small, Phase II trial of Prostate Health Cocktail (PHC) — an “over-the-counter” combination herbal supplement — in the management of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …