2. Institute of Public Health in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Background: The stimulation of immune reactions represents a well-established effect of glucan. However, very little is known about the effects on prostate. In this report, we focused on patients with benign hyperplasia of prostate and evaluated the effects of glucan supplementation.
Methods: We measured the level of CRP, levels of total (tPSA) and free PSA (fPSA) and number of NK cells.
Results: We found positive effects on both NK cell numbers and on the PSA index, suggesting positive effects of glucan supplementation. Our data are further supported by a case report.
Conclusions: Our study offers preliminary results supporting the hypothesis that oral administration of glucan has positive effects in patients suffering from benign prostate hyperplasia. Our conclusion is supported by the case report showing significant effects with longer supplementation and higher dose.
Keywords: Glucan, supplement, prostate hyperplasia, NK cells, CRP, PSA