Friday, July 24, 2015

Bee Venom May Help Treat Enlarged Prostate (BHP)

A month of injections suppressed symptoms of enlarged prostate, a benign condition

Wall Street Journal, 7/20/2015

Honey-bee venom may be as effective as standard drug therapy for treating enlarged prostate, a common, but benign, condition in older men, suggests an animal study published online in Experimental Biology and Medicine.

A month of bee-venom injections significantly suppressed symptoms of enlarged prostate, termed benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), in rats compared with untreated rats.

Bee venom appeared to reduce inflammation and correct the imbalance between prostate-cell growth and cell death, which is associated with the development of BPH, the researchers said...

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