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Table 4 Effect of PEL on serum FSH, LH, progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone levels

From: Effect of herbal extract Eurycoma longifolia (Physta®) on female reproductive hormones and bone biochemical markers: an ovariectomised rat model study

Groups FSH (mIU/ml) LH (mIU/ml) Progesterone (ng/ml) Oestrogen (pg/ml) Testosterone (ng/ml)
Group A Sham control 2.26 ± 0.07 1.73 ± 0.05 5.78 ± 0.25 29.31 ± 0.60 4.48 ± 0.21
Group B Untreated 5.70 ± 0.33### 4.69 ± 0.22### 1.82 ± 0.09### 9.49 ± 0.27### 1.22 ± 0.06###
Group C PEL 100 mg/kg 5.29 ± 0.27 4.57 ± 0.18 1.88 ± 0.05 9.52 ± 0.15 1.21 ± 0.04
Group D PEL 300 mg/kg 4.87 ± 0.20 4.36 ± 0.20 1.96 ± 0.09 10.18 ± 0.28 1.31 ± 0.03
Group E PEL 500 mg/kg 4.25 ± 0.22*** 4.07 ± 0.12 2.48 ± 0.08* 11.02 ± 0.13* 1.83 ± 0.03
Group F Positive control 3.96 ± 0.22*** 3.76 ± 0.11** 3.31 ± 0.15*** 12.35 ± 0.25*** 13.01 ± 0.41***
  1. Data stated as mean ± SEM; #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 and ###P < 0.001 vs. Group A; *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 and ***P < 0.001 vs. Group B