Bee Pollen
The studies done on bee pollen were published in Ukrainian and Spanish. For this reason, only the abstracts were analyzed. Two studies reported on the effects of bee pollen. The first, by Bevzo and Grygor'eva examined the "[Effect of bee pollen extract on glutathione system activity in mice liver under X-ray irradiation]". The results indicated that "The introduction of bee pollen extract to animals normalized the activity of only several glutathione system enzymes in mice liver" (1997). The second study by Puente, Iniguez, Subirats, Alonso, Polo, and Moneo was a case study of a single woman who already had a honey intolerance before the study. She then ingested bee pollen and consequently suffered many side effects, including "astenia, anorexia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, peripheral blood hypereosinophilia and elevated serum total IgE levels" (1997). None of the results indicated that the bee pollen in the Metabolife poses a direct threat to anyone -- the Spanish lady had a pre-existing condition that was more than likely responsible for the adverse affects that she experienced.


Title   Contents Part I   Part II  Part III

 

 

Psychology Department

The Health Psychology Home Page is produced and maintained by David Schlundt, PhD.
  


Vanderbilt Homepage | Introduction to Vanderbilt | Admissions | Colleges & Schools | Research Centers | News & Media Information | People at Vanderbilt | Libraries | Administrative Departments | Medical 

  Return to the Health Psychology Home Page
  Send E-mail comments or questions to Dr. Schlundt

Search

Search: Vanderbilt University
the Internet

  Help  Advanced

Tip: You can refine your last query by searching only the results by clicking on the tab above the search box

Having Trouble Reading this Page?  Download Microsoft Internet Explorer.