Prostrate cancer could be fought with a range of superfoods, according to scientists.

Broccoli and pomegranate have been scientifically proven to help combat the disease, along with the spice turmeric and green tea.

The groundbreaking findings were presented at a cancer conference in Chicago, after a six month trial.

It involved 203 men with prostate cancer, and showed that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels of those who took a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli were 63% lower than those who did not.

The PSA is a level of the protein produced by the prostate gland which is an indicator of prostate cancer.

Professor Robert Thomas, a consultant oncologist at Addenbrooke and Bedford hospitals, said: "Our experience in offering high-quality clinical care, collaboration with cancer charities and world-class research with the University has resulted in findings which will have a world-wide impact.

"Healthy eating and lifestyle is the main way of helping to combat the development of cancer but men can now also turn to a whole food supplement which has been shown to work."