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Table 2 Serum 5α-DHT levels, prostate weights and reproductive parameters in Equol-treated male rats

From: Equol an isoflavonoid: potential for improved prostate health, in vitro and in vivoevidence

Parameter measured Vehicle Equol Change
Prostate Weight (PW), mg 535 ± 23 429 ± 30** 20%↓
PW/100 g Body Weight 76 ± 4 61 ± 5** 20%↓
Luteinizing Hormone (LH), ng/ml 1.6 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.1 NSC
Serum Testosterone, ng/ml 2.1 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.5 NSC
Serum 5α-DHT, pg/ml 100 ± 18 52 ± 5* 50%↓
Serum 17β-Estradiol, pg/ml 3.4 ± 0.6 4.8 ± 0.7 NSC
  1. n = 8 animals per group. NSC = no significant change. The data are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean (sem) for each parameter.
  2. ** = p < 0.016 * = p < 0.001