Prostate Tumors Suppressed by Mushroom Compound

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In a new study published in the online journal PLoS ONE the researcher reported that an Asian mushroom used for its medicinal benefits was 100% effective in suppressing prostate tumors in mice. In the study transgenic mice that developed prostate tumors were fed polysaccharopeptide (PSP) a compound extracted from the turkey tail mushroom, for 20 weeks. They reported that no tumors were found in any of the experimental mice fed PSP. However, those not given the PSP developed tumors. They concluded that” findings support that PSP may be a potent preventative agent against prostate cancer.”

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