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Effect of a Mixed Extract of Fenugreek Seeds and Lespedeza cuneata on Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome
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Effect of a Mixed Extract of Fenugreek Seeds and Lespedeza cuneata on Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome
Lee, Kyeong Soo; Lee, Eun Kyung; Kim, Shin Yeon; Kim, Tae Hwan; Kim, Hyun Pyo;
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Testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) is normally observed in elderly men and is a clinical and biochemical syndrome, characterized by a decline in plasmic testosterone levels resulting in a significant decrease in quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a mixed extract of fenugreek seeds and Lespedeza cuneata (YHM) on TDS. Rats were divided into three groups: the negative control, YHM-40 (40 mg/kg), and YHM-80 (80 mg/kg) groups. After 4 weeks of YMH administration, an increase was observed in the plasmic testosterone levels, vastus lateralis muscular strength, forced swimming time, total sperm counts, and motile sperm counts in YHM-40 and YHM-80 groups compared to the negative control group. Moreover, sex hormone binding globulin, the epididymal fat pad, total plasmic cholesterol, and triglyceride levels were significantly decreased in the YHM-fed groups. However, prostate specific antigen, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase levels did not differ among the groups. These results suggest that YHM may enhance testosterone levels in elderly men and alleviate TDS without common side effects.
testosterone deficiency syndrome;testosterone;fenugreek seeds;Lespedeza cuneata;
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