[Correction of atherogenic dyslipidemia with honey, pollen and bee bread in patients with different body mass]

Ter Arkh. 2011;83(8):58-62.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Aim: To assess efficacy of treatment of patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia (ADL) with beekeeping products (honey, pollen, bee bread).

Material and methods: ADL parameters were examined in 157 patients (64 males and 93 females) aged 39 to 72 (mean age 61,7 + 8,5 years) with ADL. Products of beekeeping were given in the absence of allergy and individual resistance to honey, pollen, bee bread. The patients were divided into four groups: patients on hypolipidemic diet only, on diet and honey or pollen, on bee bread, combined treatment - diet, honey, pollen.

Results: A significant hypolipidemic effect was registered in patients taking honey in combination with pollen (total cholesterol decreased by 18,3 %, LDLP cholesterol by 23,9 %) and bee bread (total cholesterol decreased by 15,7 %, LDLP cholesterol by 20,5 %).

Conclusion: Improvement of blood lipid composition in taking honey and pollen in overweight (body mass index - BMI 25 - 30) and obese (BMI over 30) patients occurs only in loss of body mass.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Atherosclerosis / etiology
  • Atherosclerosis / prevention & control*
  • Body Mass Index
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diet, Fat-Restricted*
  • Female
  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / blood
  • Hyperlipidemias / complications
  • Hyperlipidemias / diet therapy
  • Hyperlipidemias / drug therapy*
  • Lipids / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pollen*
  • Propolis / therapeutic use*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Lipids
  • Propolis