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Prostatakarzinomprophylaxe durch Nahrungsergänzungsmittel

Mehr als trügerische Hoffnung?

Prostate cancer prophylaxis by dietary supplements

More than just an illusion?


Die Tumorprophylaxe an der Prostata ist theoretisch einfach – schwierig ist jedoch, dass keine entsprechenden Testmethoden zur Verfügung stehen. Das Thema: „Prostatakarzinomprophylaxe durch Nahrungsergänzungsmittel“ bleibt schwierig. Noch gibt es keine wirklich sicheren Daten. Der psychologische Aspekt, selbst aktiv zum Erfolg einer Therapie beitragen zu wollen und zu können, ist durchaus ein nicht zu vernachlässigender Aspekt, solche Nahrungsergänzungsmittel zu akzeptieren. Und es gibt Studien, die zeigen, dass ein gewisser hilfreicher Effekt vorhanden zu sein scheint. Aus diesen Überlegungen heraus entsteht die Frage, ob man nicht sogar eine Karzinomprophylaxe daraus entwickeln könnte. Nachfolgend wird der Stand im Frühjahr 2014 vorgestellt.


Prophylaxis of tumors of the prostate gland is theoretically simple but what makes it difficult is that no appropriate test methods are available. The topic of prostate cancer prophylaxis by dietary supplements remains difficult as there are still no really certain data. The psychological aspect of wanting and being able to actively contribute to success of a therapy oneself, is absolutely not an aspect to be ignored to accept such dietary supplements. There are also studies which show that a certain helpful effect seems to be present. From these considerations the question arises whether cancer prophylaxis could be developed from this. This article presents the state of the art in early 2014.

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Merkle, W. Prostatakarzinomprophylaxe durch Nahrungsergänzungsmittel. Urologe 53, 1610–1619 (2014).

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