Liquorice trials in prostate cancer

New York: Men with prostate cancer are taking part in a medical trial to see whether liquorice has the power to help stop tumour growth.

Around 50 men are taking part in the trial in which they will take dailycapsules along with other medication as part of the research at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Phytonutrients have already been shown to be powerful antioxidants in the body and it is thought that liquorice acts in a similar way.