Peanut Sprout Extracts Cultivated With Fermented Sawdust Medium Inhibits Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia In Vitro and In Vivo
Year Published: 2020
World J Mens Health
Song JH1, Hwang B1, Chung HJ, Moon B, Kim JW, Ko K, Kim BW, Kim WR, Kim WJ, Myung SC, Moon SK
In this study, investigators examined the potential of fermented peanut sprout extracts to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells. The peanut sprout extracts had a high resveratrol content.
Key Findings: The application of fermented peanut sprout extracts reduced the growth of human prostate cancer cells. According to the authors, "Administration of [peanut sprout extract] (100 mg/kg) for 4 weeks significantly decreased both the size and the weight of prostate tissues with no signs of death." In other words, the treatment seemed to decrease cancer cell growth without causing damage to normal prostate cells. The authors conclude that this could be useful in helping to treat an enlarged prostate. However, more studies are needed.