Thursday, November 06, 2008

Royal Jelly May Prevent Insulin Resistance, Hypertension

Royal Jelly Ameliorates Insulin Resistance in Fructose-Drinking Rats
Biol Pharm Bull, 2008 Nov;31(11):2103-7

Royal jelly (RJ) produced by honey bees is known to contain three major nutrients including amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, RJ has various biological activities such as a hypotensive effect, insulin-like action and antitumor activity. Therefore, it is possible that RJ may have some effects on insulin resistance, which is considered to be a cause of various lifestyle-related diseases…

In conclusion, the present study suggests that RJ is a food with health-promoting benefits, containing bioactive substances that improve not only insulin resistance, but also hypertension via indirectly vascular control dysfunction regulated by adrenergic and CGRPergic nerves in the hyperinsulinemic state. Additionally, the present study suggests that daily RJ intake would be effective to prevent the development of insulin resistance and hypertension.

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