Sunday, February 15, 2009

Royal Jelly Compensates for Age-Associated Decline in Pituitary Function

Effects of Long-Term Administration of Royal Jelly on Pituitary Weight and Gene Expression in Middle-Aged Female Rats
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2009 Feb 7

To determine the effects of ingested royal jelly (RJ) on the pituitary in middle-aged female rats, we performed a long-term RJ administration test.

Several animals showed age-related increases in pituitary weight, and RJ administration compensated for the increase. RJ tended to down-regulate prolactin mRNA and up-regulated thyroid-stimulating hormone beta mRNA in the pituitary.

This suggests that RJ compensates for age-associated decline in pituitary functions…

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