Can Beehive Extract Influence Prostate Cancer Outcome?

Research published in Cancer prevention Research concluded that an over the counter natural remedy from honeybee hives arrest the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice. The compound, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a compound isolated from honeybee hive peopolis, the resin used by bees to patch up holes in the hives. Researchers said” If you fee4d CAPE to mice daily, their tumors will stop growing. After several weeks, if you stop the treatment,. the tumors will begin to grow again at their original pace. ..So it doesn’t kill the cancer, but it basically will indefinitely stop prostate cancer proliferation.”

In their research, they tested the compound, CAPE, onm a series of cancer cell lines and found that at even low concentrations after oral administration, it successfully slowed the proliferation of cultured cells isolated from human prostate cancers. It also closed the growth of human prostate cancer cells grafter into mice and after six weeks of treatment, it decreased tumor volume growth rate by half, and when it was stopped, tumor growth rate continued at its previous rate.  These results are interpreted as indicating a stopping of cell division instead of killing the cancerous cells.

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