Preventive Effects of A Mixture of Micronutrients with Antioxida-tive Properties on Experimentally Induced Prostate Hyperplasia
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages: 22-26
Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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Torricelli P., Department SPES, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Ferorelli P., University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Dept Biology, Roma, Italy
De Martino A., University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Dept Biology, Roma, Italy
Antonelli F., University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Dept Biology, Roma, Italy
Beninati S., University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Dept Biology, Roma, Italy
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Abstract
A mixture of antioxidants found in a commercial food supplement called Citozym (CIZ), showed a preventive capability on experimental prostate hyperplasia induced by testosterone propionate (TP) in C57BL6/N mice. Treatments by CIZ were given orally and started 10 days before the induction of prostate hyperplasia. TP significantly increased prostate size and weight ratio, and this induced increase was significantly inhibited in CIZ-treated mice in comparison with positive controls in a dose-dependent manner. We conclude that CIZ can prevent TP-induced prostate hyperplasia and therefore may be beneficial in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Antioxidants, Micronutrients, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
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Torricelli P., Ferorelli P., De Martino A., Antonelli F., Beninati S., Preventive Effects of A Mixture of Micronutrients with Antioxida-tive Properties on Experimentally Induced Prostate Hyperplasia, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 22-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20130101.14
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