Saturday, October 20, 2007

Royal Jelly Helps Decrease Total Cholesterol

Royal Jelly Supplementation Improves Lipoprotein Metabolism in Humans
J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo),2 007 Aug;53(4):345-8

Royal jelly (RJ) has several physiological effects and is widely used in commercial medical products and health foods.

We examined the effects of RJ supplementation on serum lipoprotein metabolism in humans.

Fifteen volunteers were divided into an RJ intake group (n=7) and a control group (n=8). The RJ group took 6 g per day for 4 wk. Their serum total cholesterol (TC) and serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) decreased significantly compared with those of the control group (p<0.05)…

Moreover, the relationship between the serum cholesterol and lipoprotein levels was investigated. Among the lipoprotein fractions, small very-low-density lipoprotein was decreased (p<0.05) after RJ intake.

Our results suggest that dietary RJ decreases TC and LDL by lowering small VLDL levels.

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