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What is Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and is it helpful for prostate cancer?

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Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is a soluble fiber that has been processed in such a way that it can be absorbed -- and as a supplement, has been promoted for "detoxification," "cellular health," and preventing or slowing prostate cancer.  It is commonly sold as Pectasol® and PectaSol-C®. While some preliminary evidence suggests a possible benefit, this evidence is far from definitive -- and there can be mild side effects. See the full answer to get the details about MCP >>


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Nalani11386   November 14, 2016
A recent study reported in Nature found that ingestion of Modified citrus pectin significantly reduced insulin resistance and its effects.

http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v40/n6/full/ijo201619a.html

ConsumerLab.com   November 14, 2016
Hi Nalani - Thanks for sharing that study. However, please be aware that it is based on an animal experiment, not a study in people. This has not yet been demonstrated in people.

MAX 155   September 10, 2014
According to LIFE EXTENSION, MCP is also effective in Congestive Heart Failure cases in that it stops the remodeling of the heart. This is a subject of the October 2014 issue.


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