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Research shows "Superfoods" really are super

Claims superfood can help in fight against cancer Photo: ITV News Anglia

New research has shown a link between eating certain "superfoods" as they are known and fighting prostate cancer.

The ground-breaking findings have just been revealed at a cancer conference in America. A consultant from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, who led the project, flew out to the States to unveil the findings.

It's the first time anyone has been able to firmly establish a connection between what we eat and the development of cancer.

Consultant Oncologist Professor Robert Thomas from Addenbrookes and Bedford Hospitals led the project which was set up by the National Cancer Research institute.

The results of the 6 month trial involving 203 men with prostate cancer, have been revealed at a cancer conference in America.

“There is increasing evidence showing that men who have a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, have better prostate cancer outcomes than those who do not. At this stage however we simply do not have enough evidence to suggest that any particular foods or supplements have a significant impact and these should certainly not be substituted for conventional treatments. We would not encourage any man with prostate cancer to start taking Pomi-T food supplements on the basis of this research. Anyone with any concerns about prostate cancer should discuss them with their doctor or call Prostate Cancer UK’s helpline.”

– Dr Kate Holmes, Prostate Cancer UK

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