Low Testosterone in Men Causes and the Relationship to an Enlarged Prostate

Many men do not realize but a low testosterone level can be an indicator of an enlarged prostate. The primary reason that their testosterone level is low is due to the fact that the testosterone being produced in their body is being converted to a secondary hormone called DHT or dihydrotestosterone.

This occurs when an enzyme (5-alpha reductase) converts the testosterone into DHT. Typically men notice a loss of libido and a lowered energy level. Often this is detected during blood work at their physician’s office. Since 2008 the annual sales of testosterone prescriptions have more than doubled and last year alone the testosterone market is a $2 billion dollar market.

Unfortunately a testosterone prescription can actually cause a prostate to enlarge as it provides fuel for the fire to actually cause even higher levels of DHT. Testosterone has come under a lot of fire and it is not as safe as the manufacturers have lead physicians to believe. Now days we see television commercials for law firms warning us that in fact testosterone can double the risk of having a heart attack.

Another problem with taking a testosterone prescription is that it does cause you to have a large amount of circulating testosterone but this in fact tells the boys down stairs (a man’s gonads) to actually stop producing testosterone. So the quick fix is actually causing a secondary action and that would be a shutdown of normal testosterone by the testis. If you have ever visited a fertility physician and ask them if they prescribe testosterone they will tell you that “no, they do not”. What they do use is HCG or human chorionic gonadotropic hormone. This is typically administered by injection by a physician. The HCG actually causes the testis to start producing testosterone. This appears to be a better alternative than shutting down all normal testosterone production with a testosterone prescription.

As quiet as it is kept another reason that we have seen an exponential increase in the number of fertility specialists since 1960 could heavily correlate to the introduction of soybeans into the diet of humans. Soybeans are high in estrogens (phytoestrogens or plant based estrogens). The estrogens in soy have been shown to decrease testosterone levels in clinical studies despite the strength of the soybean lobby and erroneous reports on Wikipedia. I have reviewed the Wikipedia information regarding soybeans and it is obviously data that I consider to be tainted by the likes of a multi-national corporation that produces 93% of all soybeans in North America. These soybeans are the one and only Round-Up Ready Soybeans which is a registered trademark of the Monsanto Corporation. Even more troubling is the fact that they are GMO (genetically modified) and are being sprayed with the herbicide Round-Up or glyphosate. Recent studies of both urine samples and breast milk actually document the presence of glyphosate in these bodily fluids.

Most of us think our soy consumption is low but in fact it is high. Soy consumption in North America is approaching 200 grams per day due to the fact that 75% of the items in a typical grocery store contain soy. Remember prior to 1960 there was zero soy in the human diet and the soy that was fed to animals was not GMO or being sprayed with glyphosate.

In light of the above it is wise to consider your diet as another reason that you have low testosterone. Personally I believe that men should opt for almond milk versus soy milk if they cannot tolerate or do not consume regular milk. I no longer purchase breads manufactured with soy flour. I do not purchase sardines pack in soybean oils instead a better choice is olive oil.

I believe you have a choice and that there truly is no reason that men need a testosterone prescription. This completely contradicts the sales goals of the pharmaceutical industry that has convinced physicians to immediately prescribe testosterone. Educate yourself and look what you are putting into your body.

If your low T (testosterone) is the result of increased enzyme (5-alpha reductase) then often a physician will immediately prescribe a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor prescription. Again a red flag should be going off and I suggest that you Google and type in the name of what you are prescribed and then type the word lawsuit. Not all of these problems make it to the level of a law firm commercial on the television. A better choice would be a natural product that has shown 5-alpha reductase inhibitory activity in the medical literature and that would be beta-sitosterol. Once again the plant sterol ester beta-sitosterol comes to the rescue. A word of caution though is that the most common forms of beta-sitosterol available are derived from the “Round-up Ready Soybean”. Look for one that is non-GMO and Soy Free.

I hope this article clarifies things and gives you some food for thought regarding your low T problem that has led to a multi-billion dollar industry of testosterone prescriptions.

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Saw Palmetto or Beta-Sitosterol Prostate Formula

 

It’s so confusing so let’s prioritize what is important.

1. Saw Palmetto or Beta-sitosterol?

Answer: Beta-sitosterol – Why? Because it has been studied in double-blind placebo controlled clinical studies in peer-reviewed medical publications like Lancet, British Journal of Urology, and the Cochrane Reviews Database1. Information regarding “Beta-sitosterol in BPH” can be found at the National Institutes of Heath website (nih.gov). In addition clinical data regarding Saw Palmetto has shown that it is no more effective than a placebo in the New England Journal of Medicine2.

2. Is beta-sitosterol all the same from one product to another?

Answer: Not at all. Most prostate formulas use a plant sterol mix and generally they label it as so. Some products have actual beta-sitosterol in a concentrated form that exceeds the 50-55% commonly found in a plant or phyto-sterol complex or mixture.

Most manufacturers source this ingredient from soy as it is common and allows for an increased profit margin. Soy in North America is 93% Monsanto “Round-Up Ready Soybeans” or genetically modified to allow for the spraying of the pesticide “Round-Up”. Round-Up® is familiar to most men as it is known as a common pesticide purchased at large chain home improvement stores or small independent hardware stores.

In addition soybeans are high in phyto-estrogen. Estrogen is a female hormone and studies have shown that in the male body testosterone levels are reduced. Which can lead to erectile dysfunction and a loss of sex drive.

A few manufacturers claim that they use sugar cane. However no wholesale source of sugar cane derived beta-sitosterol is available that is sourced in the United States or Canada. Sources are #1 Brazil, #2 India, #3 China.

Luckily there is a non-GMO, non-Soy prostate formula sourced from pine. Consumers can find these products by searching for “non-soy beta-sitosterol” or go to www.bestprostate.com.

3. Many prostate formulas have so many other ingredients like: Stinging Nettles, Pumpkin Seed extract, and/or saw palmetto are these important?

Beta-sitosterol is the miraculous common denominator in all of these other ingredients. If a more pure form of beta-sitosterol was used in manufacturing instead of a phytosterol complex these other ingredients would not be necessary that is why I refer to them as unproven fillers. For literally 3 to 4 decades (30 to 40 years) it is beta-sitosterol that physicians in Europe have relied upon for the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and not the other ingredients. The shotgun approach appears impressive but why not just rely on the ingredients that have been studied and published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.

Is lycopene important for my prostate?

The Mayo Clinic feels that at this point the data is not sufficient to make this claim. A simple search that includes lycopene, prostate and Mayo Clinic will show this.

It is our intention to make this simple and understandable as it should be. Don’t be misled by false claims and hype or a high price.

1 Cochrane Reviews Database

2 New England Journal of Medicine

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Best Prostate ® Formula Does GMO matter?

Often many people do not understand GMO (genetically modified organisms) and/or in this case GMO ingredients.  An analogy to understanding GMO is this:

You have two tomato plants in a garden planted side by side.  One is GMO and the other is all natural.  The GMO tomato plant was genetically altered in a laboratory so that when it is planted it can withstand being sprayed with poisonous insecticides and or weed killers.  To maximize return on investment the grower now sprays both plants with insecticide and pesticides because he feels that this will maximize his yield and he or she will not have to worry about weeds or insects destroying his fruit. The natural non-GMO plant dies as it cannot withstand being sprayed with pesticides. The sprayed GMO plant lives and produces big red tomatoes. The question is would you want to serve this tomato to your children or grandchildren? Would you want to consume this tomato yourself? 

A non-GMO plant grown organically would not be sprayed with either insecticides or pesticides. There would be no chemical residues as a result of adulteration. The non-GMO tomato produces big red tomatoes. Would you eat these tomatoes and or serve them to your children or grandchildren? Most likely you would and they would be very good for you.

Ultimately the decision to consume and accept GMO products rests with each of us as individuals. When it comes to the Best Prostate ® Formula, Best Prostate ® is the only prostate supplement that is labeled GMO free or non-GMO.  To accomplish this, the ingredient Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is sourced from pine bark.  The ingredient is IP certified which means “Identity preserved”. This means that the ingredient has a pedigree and that it can be traced back to the source. Best Prostate ® uses ingredients that are sourced in the United States. Best Prostate ® is manufactured in the United States.  In addition some users find it important to know that the Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is Kosher and Halal certified.  If you have questions about Best Prostate ® contact IMS Supplements, Inc. at 888-768-3836.

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We all want what is best for prostate healthProstate health is one of the top ten medical searches performed on the internet.  With so many products to choose from and all the confusion it’s truly hard to make sense of all the prostate health products.   The best way to check out any supplement is to go to www.bestprostatereview.com.  There are 5 tools on the right that allow consumers to navigate these muddy waters.  All you need is the product name and the name of the manufacturer.  In addition you can use these tools for other supplement products and many people bookmark the site or save it as a favorite.

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Integrative Medicine and Prostate Health

The concept of integrative medicine is guided by the principle to use therapies that have some high-quality evidence to support them.  This would be inclusive of combining conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, yoga, and stress reduction techniques. 

Advocates of integrative care say that it’s crucial to hold alternative therapies up to scientific scrutiny, rather than dismissing them outright, because doctors and patients alike need answers.

It is just as important to find out what doesn’t work as it does to find out what does.  A great example is where the researchers affiliated with UCSF completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.  The results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This was and is important as more than 2 million men in the U.S. take saw palmetto as an alternative to prescriptions. 

Despite these findings many physicians in North America know very little about beta-sitosterol, a therapy that has shown benefit, and its use by physicians for over three decades throughout the rest of the world for the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate.  A majority of physicians in North America rely almost exclusively on pharmacologic intervention as promoted by large pharmaceutical companies.  It’s easy for practitioners of western medicine to completely dismiss alternatives due to the sheer fact that training in the use of natural products is virtually almost non-existent in their training.  Afterall the big money and pressure is on from the giants in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Even I have to admit when I first heard about beta-sitosterol I dismissed it.  The primary reason was is that despite physicians receiving eight to ten medical journals per month delivered to their medical office or homes they rarely if ever read them cover to cover.  What they do read is often the result of the pharmaceutical industry drawing their attention to the latest study on this or that new pharmaceutical drug.   This can occur via peer to peer discusions again often influenced by pharmaceutical industry promotion. 

As western medicine has progressed the time for treating individual patients has decreased.  Physicians on average see twice as many patients due to managed care and benefit resource reimbursement management. This has decreased the time medical professionals have to actually learn about natural products that are published in the same medical journals that they are receiving.  A good example as in the case of ” beta-sitosterol ”  British Journal of Urology, Lancet, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. In addition to data made available through the NIH.GOV web site. 

The good news is that there are some organizations like the non-profit the International College of Integrative Medicine that actually exist and offer comprehensive education of physicians about the effectiveness of advanced medical care through advanced level trainings and conferences. The web site for this organization is http://www.icimed.com/.  On this site you can search for a practitioner that is trained in integrative medicine.

The maker of Best Prostate®, IMS Supplements, Inc. has made a donation to the International College of Integrative Medicine to support their educational efforts. 

Prostate Cancer Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure

IMS Supplements, Inc. the makers of Best Prostate has made a donation to Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure. Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure  Logo

Ed Randall’s organization is dedicated to increasing prostate cancer awareness and education. 

The organization  increases awareness about prostate cancer through their Minor League Initiative – which entails events at minor league ballparks across the country staffed by our dedicated volunteers.

Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure makes available important information about prostate cancer, and at some ballparks also offers free prostate cancer screenings , also known as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

In 2012, Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure launched its “Know Your Score” public awareness campaign with a simple message for men over forty years of age: Visit your doctor to check for prostate cancer, get your PSA score and stay in the game.

Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure is a 501c3 charity.

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Prostate Products and the Companies who make them – Get the Truth.

Both men and women purchase prostate supplements.  We want to make consumers aware of a new website www.bestprostatereview.com that was launched in April 2012 which is truly unique.  Rather than talk about this prostate product and that prostate product and create phony rankings or allege that one product is better than another the customer is given the tools to actively compare and seek out the truth about a company or a product.  These tools can be used for any supplement product you wish to know more about.  The site is owned and operated by the maker of Best Prostate® Formula  (www.bestprostate.com). The tools provided are owned by the respective agencies (FDA, BBB, Consumer Complaints Board, Whois, Natural Products Foundation, FTC)

Since fraud and miss-leading the consumer seems rampant on the internet the maker of Best Prostate®, IMS Supplements, Inc. has joined the Natural Products Foundation™ in the goal of “Truth in Advertising”. Numerous companies have  joined in this pledge to consumers.

Dietary Supplement Truth in Advertising Pledge

We pledge to ensure that consumers get accurate information about legally marketed dietary supplements so that they can make informed decisions in promoting and maintaining their health. In that regard we pledge that any advertisement or marketing materials that we create, publish, or otherwise provide or disseminate will, to the best of our knowledge, be truthful, not misleading and substantiated under the requirements of both the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) as amended by Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and the Federal Trade Commission Act:

  • Not making claims, either expressly or implied, that are not accurate and fail to adequately disclose qualifying information.
  • Verifying that there is adequate substantiation for claims being made, including the level of support, type and quality of evidence presented, and relevance of the evidence to the claim.
  • Not making claims through testimonials or expert endorsements that cannot be substantiated.
  • Ensuring that claims based on traditional use have the appropriate substantiation or clearly communicate that the sole basis for the claim is its history of use for a particular purpose.
  • Ensuring that claims are appropriate for dietary supplements and do not cause the product advertised to be a “drug” under the FDCA.
  • Using the two-part disclaimer as stipulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 when appropriate.
  • Strictly adhering to the use of “third party literature” as defined by DSHEA.

Consumers should look for the Natural Products Foundation™ program logo to ensure that the site they are purchasing from agrees to abide to “Truth in Advertising”   Look for this logo:

Super Prostate Formula, Beta Sitosterol Prostate and Prostate Pill Reports and Reviews

Get the truth about super prostate supplements. How popular are they? How to recognize illegal treatment claims. What are the important ingredients in a prostate supplement? False pill reports and prostate pill reviews. How to protect yourself from false claims and miss-information.

Wow, an internet search today is truly confusing when it comes to prostate supplements or formulas. One is the super beta prostate formula and another is a super prostate product yet others claim to be a miracle prostate formula.

Many of these products make actual claims of efficacy for their respective product when in fact the claim is really in reference to a particular ingredient that has demonstrated the respected efficacy. Other products boldly state that their product will shrink your prostate which is actually an illegal statement and is truly false advertising. Legally only a product that has been through clinical studies and that has been submitted to the FDA and received an approval can make such a treatment claim. Beware all these false and unproven “treatment” claims. If the word treatment is used this should be a clue that the site is making a false claims.

Well then do these natural products help your prostate? The answer is “yes” some do but it truly depends on the ingredients. One of the most studied ingredients is beta-sitosterol which would be inclusive of saw palmetto. The key to remember is that beta-sitosterol is the key ingredient found in saw palmetto. Saw palmetto itself contains the phytosterol beta-sitosterol however the amount of saw palmetto that you would have to ingest or take to get the benefits of beta-sitosterol might actually make you sick. It is projected that it takes 100 capsules of saw palmetto to achieve the amount of beta-sitosterol that you could find in one 300 mg capsule of beta-sitosterol. Other ingredients that have substantial clinical data with respect to prostate health would include both zinc and selenium. Outside of these key ingredients is a host of additional ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Green Tea Extract, Cranberry Extract, Lycopene, Calcium Carbonate, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate (lubricant), calcium silicate, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose,Stearic Acid, Silica, etc., etc., etc. that have little if any clinical data that has been published in a reputable medical journal that benefits your prostate in a statistical significant way. Many of these extras are nothing more than a way to make a product cheaper to manufacture and increase the profit margin for the respective maker. If you want a multi-vitamin, then buy a good one, you surely should not be relying on a prostate supplement as a multi-vitamin. Supplements with a laundry list of ingredients do not work better. I guess manufacturers who include all of these ingredients think that this shotgun approach might lead to greater customer satisfaction in addition to the increased profit margin.

It is also amazing to see many prostate pill reviews, prostate pill reports, and comparisons by respective manufacturers that lend themselves to miss-informing the public and presenting themselves as experts or even institutes that do not exist. Another venue is a manufacturer that outright attacks other manufacturers with libelous and defamatory statements. The best advice when it comes to choosing the best prostate supplement is to look for a product that contains the important key ingredients. Choose a manufacturer that has integrity that doesn’t need to use libelous and defamatory statements to sell their product in desperation. Avoid the obvious pill reviews and reports that obviously direct you to buy an expensive product that benefits the profit margin of the company behind the comparison website. A comparison website should not be selling or for that matter require the necessity of a disclosure statement that states it is sponsored by or receives compensation for products reviewed on the site.

Common sense and logic is your best defense when looking for the best prostate supplement. If a site claims to be an expert then look for the substantiating credentials – many websites provide none. Another unique internet tool can be used to discern how popular a website is on the internet. This strips away all the false claims about this or that product being rated as number 1. What is this tool? It is called Alexa. Out of the hundreds of millions of websites on the internet this company is a website information company that actually ranks websites globally and then if the site is very popular by Country. Alexa offers a toolbar that actually shows the ranking of the website that you are presently visiting. By clicking on the ranking number in the toolbar you are provided with additional statistics such as popularity within a specific Country or even local geography. I have found that this is one toolbar that I cannot live without as it truly tells the story about the actual popularity of a product website without the hype. This Alexa toolbar can be found by doing a search for the Alexa toolbar.

This information is provided by the maker of Best Prostate ®. We believe that the informed consumer will make the best choice when it comes to choosing a truly super prostate formula. A free trial should not include giving someone your credit card so that they can sign you up for an auto-ship and auto-billing plan. Look for a manufacturer that offers and honest guarantee and better yet visit the Better Business Bureau website: http://www.bbb.org and enter the company’s name to see how many problems other consumers have had. The maker of Best Prostate ® truly wishes you the best when choosing the best prostate formula for your prostate symptoms.

A new website actually gives you tools to research both product and respective companies (or manufacturers). Visit www.bestprostatereview.com you can also leave a review about a company or product that you are familiar with.

For information about Prostate Health visit www.bestprostatehealth.com For comparison information visit www.compareprostateformulas.com To report a website for misinformation or false advertising visit the Natural Products Foundation Truth in Advertising or Federal Trade Commission.

Prostate Cancer: Prostate Biopsy and Alternatives

Many men do not realize that they have a choice when a physician recommends a prostate biopsy. Often they sit there in shock when told that they will need a biopsy. This scenario is played out over a million times annually though out the United States each year. The fact that alternative diagnostic procedures are not discussed or even brought to the patient’s attention is amazing. It is important to note that medical practitioners have relied upon prostate biopsies since the first one performed in 1930. A lot has changed in eighty years however the prostate biopsy is still the most relied upon diagnostic procedure. Today revenue generation from prostate biopsies is estimated at 3 billion dollars annually in the US. If you have ever found yourself facing a biopsy you may be surprised how most health care providers fail to discuss the alternatives to a prostate biopsy. In addition no one ever discusses the fact that men who undergo a prostate biopsy often experience side effects due to the procedure itself.

Prostate cancer is serious and statistically it is projected that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Within this group of men ten percent will have a life threatening or dangerous form of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death related to cancer. In 2010, it is estimated that 32,050 men die annually from prostate cancer in the United States. The most common test for a prostate cancer screening is a blood test known as the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test. This may be in combination with or without a DRE (digital rectal exam). When the results of these tests indicate the possibility of cancer it is currently common that medical professionals will proceed or recommend a prostate biopsy.

A prostate biopsy is an invasive procedure that involves a series of needles and puncture wounds to the prostate. Most men fear a biopsy of the prostate due to the fact that in the event cancer is present research has discovered that the biopsy increases inflammation and the progression and spread of cancer. Additionally the biggest risk of this invasive procedure occurs when the tissue samples, obtained via puncture of the prostate gland, miss the cancerous tissue. Only 75 percent of cancers are detected via a patient’s initial biopsy. Often this leads to multiple invasive biopsies generally spaced from 6 weeks to three months apart. Typical costs associated with a prostate biopsy, include both a physician fee and a laboratory fee, generally ranging from $1500.00 to $3200.00. It is not that uncommon to have multiple successive prostate biopsies. Obviously these biopsies are lucrative for the medical professional performing the procedure and for the laboratory processing the tissue samples. Men who elect to proceed with the biopsy often experience erectile dysfunction and increased urinary problems. The actual biopsy procedure has been shown to predispose men to side effects such as difficulty urinating and increased waking due to nighttime trips to the bathroom. The degree of side effects actually increases substantially post the biopsy procedure. Only 10% of the men before the biopsy reported severe side effects. One week after the biopsy the percent of men reporting severe side effects increased to 18%. By week 12 post the biopsy almost 30% report severe side effects. In addition to severe side effects, 39% report less severe or moderate side effects post the biopsy procedure.

Today there is an alternative diagnostic procedure to an invasive prostate biopsy. Similar to the traditional Sonogram, also known as ultrasound, which is a familiar diagnostic test performed on pregnant women due to the fact that it is safe for the unborn child. The biggest difference is that the typical sonogram is not in color and the area of administration. A Power Color Doppler Sonogram (3D CDI-TRUS- ‘Three dimensional color Doppler imaging – trans-rectal ultrasound’) can be performed on the prostate and it is painless, safe, and not surgically invasive. Clinical literature substantiates that the 3D CDI-TRUS is a diagnostic technique with excellent sensitivity (0.82) and specificity (0.91) for detecting prostate cancers, even if PSA levels might not be elevated or are within the grey zone. [1] This diagnostic technique reduces unnecessary biopsies in men with elevated PSA levels without violating cancer detection. The estimated cost of this procedure is about $500. The 3D CDI-TRUS takes less than an hour to perform and can be performed in your doctor’s office. Recovery from this procedure is instantaneous, so you may return to work the same day. Generally, 3D CDI-TRUS procedures are performed by interventional radiologists.

Another alternative non-invasive evaluation for prostate cancer can be performed with a standard MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The MRI’s accuracy is 89%. Despite the fact that an MRI tends to over-stage the tumor; most physicians feel that an MRI does not provide added information over the results available from surgically invasive prostate biopsies and PSA data. [2] Recent development and use of MR Spectroscopic Imaging (MRI-S) expands the diagnostic assessment of prostate cancer beyond the traditional information provided by a standard MRI. [3,4,5] This newer technology MRI-S uses multiple coils to provide a better image of the prostate and cancerous tumors if present.

There are options to the surgically invasive prostate biopsy. Unfortunately it is up to you to know what they are. You should discuss these options with your health care provider. It would be wise to substantiate your discussion with the cited articles below.

1. Merkle W., “Successful Early Prostate Cancer Screening by Three-Dimensional Color Doppler Imaging-Transrectal Ultrasound: A Prospective Study.” UroToday Int J. 2009 Apr;2(2) doi:10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2009.04.08

2. Andrew C Peterson, MD, FACS, et. al.; Urologic Imaging Without X-rays: Ultrasound, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine., Jan 4, 2007, http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC3373.HTM

3. Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Hricak H, et al: Prostate cancer: metabolic response to cryosurgery as detected with 3D H-1 MR spectroscopic imaging. Radiology 200:489-96, 1996.

4. Parivar F, Hricak H, Shinohara K, et al: Detection of locally recurrent prostate cancer after cryosurgery: evaluation by transrectal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and three-dimensional proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Urology 48:594-9, 1996.

5. Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Hricak H, et al: Three-dimensional H- 1 MR spectroscopic imaging of the in situ human prostate with high (0.24-0.7-cm3) spatial resolution. Radiology 198:795-805, 1996.

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