Eucommia leaf extract (ELE) prevents OVX-induced osteoporosis and obesity in rats.

  title={Eucommia leaf extract (ELE) prevents OVX-induced osteoporosis and obesity in rats.},
  author={Wenping Zhang and Takahiko Fujikawa and Kaito Mizuno and Torao Ishida and Kazuya Ooi and Tetsuya Hirata and Atsunori Wada},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  volume={40 4},
The cortex of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver is widely used to treat kidney deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine. Its leaves have recently been reported to have anti-obesity properties in metabolic syndrome-like rat models. Due to a sharp decline in estrogen production, obesity, together with osteoporosis, are common problems in postmenopausal women. In this study, we examined the potential effect of Eucommia leaf extract (ELE) in preventing osteoporosis and obesity induced by ovariectomy (OVX… CONTINUE READING
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