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Auricularia polytricha Extracts Improve Blood Lipid Blood Sugar Metabolism and Bone Density of Ovariectomized Rats

Yang, H. T., H. C. Liu, and S. H. Yang. 2017. Auricularia polytricha extracts improve blood lipid blood sugar metabolism and bone density of ovariectomized rats. J. Taiwan Agric. Res. 66(2):167–170.

Auricularia polytricha Extracts Improve Blood Lipid Blood Sugar Metabolism and Bone Density of Ovariectomized Rats

Hui-Ting Yang1, Hung-Chun Liu2, and Shu-Hui Yang3,*

Abstract

    In this study, the efficacy of Auricularia polytricha extracts (APE) improving the menopausal symptoms was evaluated by an ovariectomized model. Female Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups after surgery, including OVX fed on chow diet, and OVX fed on 0.125, 0.25, or 0.5 g kg-1 APE groups. Studies have shown that OVX SD rats supplemented with APE could increase plasma HDL-C concentration, but decreased LDL-C concentration, triglyceride levels, fasting glucose and liver transaminase activity. Bone density showed correlated with APE ingesting. In short, the Auricularia polytricha extract intake can improve lipid metabolism and increase bone density on ovariectomized rats.

Key words: Auricularia polytricha extracts, Menopause, Ovariectomy, Blood biochemistry, Bone density.


* Corresponding author, e-mail: debbie@fthes-tari.gov.tw
1 Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
2 Graduate student, Department of Nutrition, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
3 Associate Research Fellow and Head, Department of Management and Utilization, Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experimental Branch, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.

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