Ellagic acid, pomegranate and prostate cancer - a mini review.

Carolyn Bell, Susan Hawthorne

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Abstract

There is currently a shifting focus towards finding natural compounds that may prevent or treat cancer, due to the problems that exist with current chemotherapeutic regimens. The fruit of the Punica granatum (pomegranate) contains hundreds of phytochemicals and pomegranate extracts have recently been shown to exhibit antioxidant properties, thought to be due to the action of ellagic acid, the main polyphenol in pomegranate. In this mini review the effects of pomegranate extracts and ellagic acid on the proliferation of prostate cancer cells and their future potential are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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