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15.02.2022


25 grams of gelatin per day reduces benign prostate problems

The day before yesterday we wrote about a forgotten and curious study from the last century, in which gelatin seems to reduce fatigue during physical activity. Today we found another curious publication from the distant past. Also about gelatin. In 1973, researchers at the University of Singapore accidentally discovered that gelatin may reduce benign prostate symptoms.


25 grams of gelatin per day reduces benign prostate problems


Gelatin & prostate
The researchers gave men a total of 25 grams of gelatin per day, divided into three portions. The experiment had nothing to do with prostate complaints, but some of the men with benign prostate hypertrophy reported that they felt the urge to urinate less often, could urinate more easily and no longer experienced a burning sensation during these daily bodily routines.

When the supplementation stopped, the symptoms returned. However, after 5 months of taking 25 grams daily, the men also experienced the same positive effects at a lower dose.

The researchers also had data on men who consumed extra protein from meat on a daily basis. Meat protein did not reduce prostate symptoms.


25 grams of gelatin per day reduces benign prostate problems


Heard nothing more
To the best of our knowledge, the observations in this 1973 article have not led to research into the possible positive effects of gelatin on the prostate.

Or researchers have looked into it, but have not found anything that makes scientific journals excited and subsequently even more voluminous. That is of course also possible.

Question
What is it with gelatin? How can a raw material for pudding have so many positive health effects? More coming soon.

Source:
Experientia. 1973 Mar 15;29(3):313-4.

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