Growth sensitivity in the epiphyseal growth plate, liver and muscle of SD rats is significantly enhanced by treatment with a fermented soybean product (cheonggukjang) through stimulation of growth hormone secretion.

@article{Hwang2014GrowthSI,
  title={Growth sensitivity in the epiphyseal growth plate, liver and muscle of SD rats is significantly enhanced by treatment with a fermented soybean product (cheonggukjang) through stimulation of growth hormone secretion.},
  author={In Sik Hwang and Ji Eun Kim and YOUNG JU Lee and Mun Hwa Kwak and Hong-Gu Lee and Hye Sung Kim and Hee Seob Lee and Dae Youn Hwang},
  journal={Molecular medicine reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          166-72
        }
}
Cheonggukjang (CKJ), a fermented soybean product, has been reported to have beneficial effects on various chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and immune diseases. To investigate whether CKJ induces growth sensitivity in mammals, alterations of key parameters related to their growth were analyzed. Sprague‑Dawley (SD) rats were treated with a high concentration of CKJ (H‑CKJ) or a low concentration of CKJ (L‑CKJ) for 10 days, and compared with vehicle-treated rats. The CKJ… 

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