According to an article published by WebMD,
In many parts of the world, especially in Africa, kola nuts, also known as kola acuminata, are a common food. Nuts are a rich source of caffeine, theobromine and many other health benefits. These include improving digestion, strengthening the immune system, lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation.
Kola nuts may have cancer-fighting properties, and some studies suggest they may benefit prostate cancer patients. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and according to MedicalNewsToday, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.
Many people can experience side effects from chemotherapy and other treatments, and prostate cancer can be difficult to treat. This has sparked interest in complementary therapies such as the use of kola nuts.
Research on prostate cancer linked to kola nuts is still in its infancy. However, some studies suggest that kola nuts may have anticancer properties that may be useful in the treatment of prostate cancer.
For example, a study in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that prostate cancer cells in laboratory tests were resistant to the effects of kola nut extract. Another study published in the journal Ethnopharmacology found that kola nuts have anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may be useful in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Although these early studies are promising, more analysis is needed to determine the true effectiveness of kola nuts in treating prostate cancer.
Be aware that the caffeine in kola nuts can cause side effects in some people, including insomnia, anxiety, and increased heart rate.
Men with prostate cancer should also talk to their doctor before adding kola nuts to their treatment regimen. Kola nuts may interact with certain medications or be unsafe for people with certain medical conditions.
Conclusion: Preliminary studies suggest that kola nuts may have anticancer effects that may benefit prostate cancer patients, but more research is needed to confirm these findings. Men with prostate cancer should consult a healthcare professional before adding kola nuts to their treatment.
Content created and supplied by: Entertainment/Facts (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More