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Old 04-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question Creatine and Prostate cancer

Well, I have been to a Clinic to see about HRT for testosterone with aDr. . He looked at my numbers and told, no way Jose. He told me to stay away from DHEA as well.

My testosterone climbed on its own from 75 up to 475 at last check about three months ago. The past two months I have been working out daily with free weights and some eliptical. I started using a protein supplement. At 63 I felt I needed some kind of boost to help muscle development.

Now an older friend of mine told me he has been taking creatine recommended by his doctor to help him with his energy levels. I thought it might be something I could try. So I called my clinic,for advice and was told the good doctor would not recommend it.

Looking today at my protein supplement, a big ingredient is creatine. so I guess I will have to stop taking it.

Any thoughts out there? Anyone with any knowledge to input?

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Re: Creatine and Prostate cancer

475 is certainly a good level -- I wish mine were that high.

Creatine is ubiquitous in all animal proteins and is incorporated into the muscles, so eating meat will give you and your muscles lots of it. I used to supplement with it in the days when I wanted 18" arms, and never had a problem (and never got the 18' guns). It can give a false positive for kidney problems because it increases your creatinine excretion, so maybe your doctor is worried that it may mask their ability to read the results as they monitor your recovery.

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:06 AM   #3
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Re: Creatine and Prostate cancer

Thanks, Allen. I understand there have been issues with kidney and liver problems for people that overuse it. Of course the urologist who will be performing my upcoming urethra reconstruction wants me too maintain a high level of protein since it is important for the healing process.

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Re: Creatine and Prostate cancer

I've seen the studies on the association between red meats and PC. One can argue that it's the animal fats rather than the animal proteins. One can argue that the browning of the meat from the roasting, broiling or grilling process more common with red meats creates carcinogens. One can also argue against causation, because people who eat more red meats may be also eating, say, more trans fats or leading more stressful lives. Also, all animal meat, including fish and poultry has creatine, and neither has ever been implicated in prostate cancer.

But in your case, haven't you already been cured of PC, or is there some reason to believe you have you suffered a recurrence after treatment? Is your former prostate cancer at all relevant at this point? If the doctor doing the surgery wants you to take creatine to stimulate tissue healing, that would seem to be the most important thing you can do at this point.

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Re: Creatine and Prostate cancer

Well, Allen, I am coming up on three years. So far, so good. Psa undetectable. I do believe at this point the healing of all the damaged areas as well as the upcoming plastic surgery, tissue from my mouth, muscles from my inner thighs, to repair the damage done takes a precedence.

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