So far, no cancer preventive agents have gained FDA approval, save for a qualified claim for selenium. "This is strikingly odd since many cancer experts agree that the diet plays a strong role in cancer prevention," said Whitacre. But researchers have had a difficult time identifying which nutrients in a healthy diet, other than selenium, actually prevent cancer.
That question was largely answered in 1996 when the late Dr. Larry Clark, of the University of Arizona Cancer Research Center, and Dr. G.F. Combs, Jr., who was Professor at Cornell University at the time (and currently Director of the USDA in Grand Forks, ND), published results from the 10-year Nutritional Prevention of Cancer (NPC) Trial. The NPC Trial which was published in the December, 1996 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed Cypress' SelenoExcell(R) brand selenium, taken as a dietary supplement at 200 micrograms per day, powerfully reduced the risk for many types of cancer (colon, lung and prostate) from 50%-63%.
Since then, Cypress Systems, Inc. has campaigned to promote SelenoExcell(R) as cancer preventive food ingredient. SelenoExcell(R) has met all of the requirements cancer researchers demand -- safely proven in randomized, interventional, double blind, placebo-controlled, and long-term human trials. This is the "Gold Standard" of clinical research.
Savvy consumers have been seeking out the SelenoExcell(R) brand of
selenium in health stores for over a decade. Today there is the opportunity
to fortify foods using the same ingredient that was used in the 10-year
study. SelenoExcell, selenium bound to an array of amino acids -
|SOURCE Cypress Systems, Inc.|
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