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→ Food Science and Biotechnology 2020 ; 29(8): 1081-1089
The effect of acidic-treated acorn pollen on lipid and antioxidant metabolism with ovariectomized rats
Su Jin Nam1 • Soo Im Chung2 • Mi Young Kang1
1 Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea 2 International Agricultural Training Center, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
ABSTRACT
The hormonal imbalance that occurs during menopause increases the risk of aging and chronic diseases. Therefore, this study was intended to improve the health of menopause women by using pollen, which is a natural food, not drugs and hormones. Experiment I provided the supernatant of pollen vinegar extract with oral administration using ovariectomized rats. Experiment II used ovariectomized rats to provide pollen vinegar sediment mixed with the AIN-93 M diet and then looked into the effects on antioxidant and lipid metabolism. As a result, the intake of pollen controlled the lipid concentration and reduced the risk of arteriosclerosis. It inhibited the release of inflammable substances from hepatic and adipocyte tissues, and confirmed the anti-aging effect. These results indicated that pollen is effective in preventing obesity, metabolic diseases and aging after menopause.
KEYWORD
Pollen ∙ Vinegar extract ∙ Menopause ∙ Obesity ∙ Antioxidant
Food Science and Biotechnology 2020 ; 29(8): 1081-1089
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