Extract From Hops May Prevent Prostate Cancer

The natural compound xanthohumol impacts the effects of the male hormone testosterone, and so contributing to the prevention of prostate cancer. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the clinical term for a cancerous tumor on the prostate gland. As prostate cancer grows, it may spread to the interior of the gland, to tissues near the prostate, to sac-like structures attached to the prostate (seminal vesicles), and to distant parts of the body (e.g., bones, liver, lungs).
Xanthohumol is extracted from hops and belongs to the group of flavonoids that are found in many plants, fruit, vegetables and spices. Studies up to now have shown that xanthohumol blocks the action of estrogen by binding to its receptor, which may result in prevention of breast cancer.