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    Default Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Host

    Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Host Survival When Used in Combination with Chemotherapy in a Melanoma Mouse Model
    Manuka honey has been recognized for its anti-bacterial and wound-healing activity. In this study, we investigated the antiproliferative activity of manuka honey on three different cancer cell lines, murine melanoma (B16.F1) and colorectal carcinoma (CT26) as well as human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells in vitro. Although better control of tumor growth was observed in animals treated with paclitaxel alone or in combination with manuka honey (61% inhibition), a dramatic improvement in host survival was seen in the co-treatment group.
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    Default Re: Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Hos

    I find it interesting in my overseas travels how the health benefits of honey are researched and promoted in other countries (sometimes over-promoted in my opinion). In the U.S., because of the FDA and fear of overstating health benefits, we are so limited in how we can actually promote honey for medicinal purposes. I guess there is a good side to this in that "snake-oil" marketing is controlled but unfortunately many legitimate uses of honey are not marketed -- too expensive to meet FDA approval and not enough money compared to the drug industry. Thanks for sharing the article.

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    Default Re: Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Hos

    Why was non-manuka honey and/or a sugar syrup not used as a control?
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    Default Re: Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Hos

    ... we are so limited in how we can actually promote honey for medicinal purposes. -pegorsch
    Thank goodness, in my opinion. Honey is a tasty product, should be a high quality sweetener with some flavor that isn't available from other sources. More than that? Call me cynical, but I doubt it's the panacea that some claim. I am immediately skeptical of anything that is claimed to do a wide range of things ("It cures cancer, heals boils, imparts eternal youth while giving immortality, regrows hair in men with male pattern baldness while it impedes growth of body hair on females, provides relief from pain, kills bedbugs, and more!" [I exaggerate, and this is not intended to refer to any specific product]), especially when such a thing is described in such terms that it seems too good to be true.

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    Default Re: Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Hos

    > because of the FDA and fear of overstating health benefits, we are so limited in how we can actually promote honey for medicinal purposes.

    The FDA and the drug industry are the same entity with two heads and one body. People move from the FDA to the drug companies and from the drug companies to the FDA all the time (try a google search on "FDA revolving door" and you'll find about 67,000 articles on the subject). The FDA never promotes anything that is readily and cheaply available as the cure for anything.
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    Default Re: Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Hos

    Isn't it specific to manuka honey though? I know I've seen articles on studying other honey's and they fall short.

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