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Correlations Between Administration of Food Supplements with Marked Antioxidant Properties and Clinical Parameters in Patients with Prostate Carcinoma
International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 14-19
Received: Mar. 26, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 12, 2018; Published: May 10, 2018
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Torricelli Piera, Department of Urology, Hospital "A. Cardarelli", Campobasso, Italy
Antonelli Francesco, Department of Biology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Ferorelli Pasquale, Department of Biology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Shevchenko Anna, Department of Science, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Lenzi Stefano, Department of Medicine, Université Européenne Jean Monnet, Bruxelles, Belgium
Beninati Simone, Department of Biology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
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Several studies indicate that high oxidative stress is associated with various degenerative diseases, including tumors. The high levels of free radicals present in many patients derive from the chronic lack of antioxidants, caused by an increasingly poor and artificial diet. The study presented in this research, conducted on 50 male volunteers, carriers of Prostatic Carcinoma (PCa) at different stages of development and under current therapy, showed that the daily intake of antioxidants contained in two food supplements, Citozym (CIZ) and Propulzym (PRZ), induces a significant increase of the ratio free/total PSA and also a reduction of various clinical parameters, correlated with PCa. This result suggests a potential slowdown in the progression of the disease. This study was planned on the basis of a recent preliminary trial, that highlighted the positive activity of CIZ in a model of benign prostatic hypertrophy. Studies are in progress to identify the components present in these food supplements affecting biochemical signals, elements that underlie the ability of PCa to progress. This does not mean that the intake of antioxidants is a cure for PCa, but that a high undiagnosed oxidative stress, much less correct by the standard oncological approaches, contributes to the evolution of the tumor disease. In other words, current oncology focuses correctly on reducing the tumor mass, but does not intervene on the biological medium that produced it. This is why there is still a dramatic incidence of relapses.
Food Supplements, Antioxidants, Prostate Carcinoma, Oxidative Stress
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Torricelli Piera, Antonelli Francesco, Ferorelli Pasquale, Shevchenko Anna, Lenzi Stefano, Beninati Simone, Correlations Between Administration of Food Supplements with Marked Antioxidant Properties and Clinical Parameters in Patients with Prostate Carcinoma, International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 14-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcocr.20180302.11
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