Bee Venom Tolerance in White Mice in Relation to Diet

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Science  25 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3639, pp. 1448-1449
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3639.1448


In white mice the consumption of a high protein diet either just before, or over a period of 3 days prior to, the injection of venom from the honey bee Apis mellifera L. markedly increases the number of deaths. Conversely, a period of starvation or a nonprotein diet fed to white mice for 3 days prior to the injection of bee venom significantly reduces the number of deaths.