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A study to see if men at risk of prostate cancer can increase their levels of lycopene and green tea (ProDiet)
This study is trying to find out if it would be possible to increase the amount of lycopene and green tea in men’s diets and whether the increase would show up in blood tests. This trial is supported by Cancer Research UK.
More about this trial
Some studies have suggested that certain things in the diet, such as lycopene which is found mostly in tomatoes, could reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Another substance that has been looked at is green tea.
This study is looking at the possibility of running a large trial in which men at an increased risk of prostate cancer would be asked to make changes to their diet. Researchers call this a feasibility study.
The aims of the study are to
- Find out if it would be possible for men to increase the amount of lycopene and green tea they have by taking supplements or making changes to their diet
- See if any increases can be seen in blood samples
- Learn more about men’s views on changing their diet and preventing cancer
Please note - You cannot volunteer to take part in this study. It is only open to men who have already joined either the ProtecT trial or another study called ProMPT, which is looking at how prostate cancer grows and exploring possible new treatments.
Summary of results
Despite attempting to contact the trial team, we have been unable to get any results for this trial.
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Dr Athene Lane
Cancer Research UK
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
This is Cancer Research UK trial number CRUK/09/020.