Pumpkin for a Healthy Prostate

 

 

By the age of 40 more than half of all men have an enlarged prostate gland and by age 80, only one in five men will not have the affliction.

Today, researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil actually shrinks the prostate gland in aged rodents.

The prostate gland enlarges as a result of an overproduction of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Pumpkin Seed oil contains chemicals that seem to prevent the transformation of testosterone into DHT. Scientists have discovered that pumpkin seed oil contains a steriod called delta-7-sterine which basically neutralizes the effects of the DHT.

 

Sources:

http://www.knowledgeofhealth.com/blog/2006/10/hallow-pumpkin-and-prostate.html

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/prostatehealth.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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